Feeling, expressing, or characterized by envy: "At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way.... He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage” ( Stephen Crane). See Synonyms at jealous.
Archaic Eager to emulate; emulous.
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