KJV Dictionary Definition: envious


EN'VIOUS, a. Feeling or harboring envy; repining or feeling uneasiness, at a view of the excellence, prosperity or happiness of another; pained by the desire of possessing some superior good which another possesses, and usually disposed to deprive him of that good, to lessen it or to depreciate it in common estimation. Sometimes followed by against, but generally and properly by at, before the person envied.

Neither be thou envious at the wicked. Prov.14.

Be not envious of the blessings or prosperity of others.

1. Tinctured with envy; as an envious disposition.

2. Excited or directed by envy; as an envious attack.


EN'VIOUSLY, adv. With envy; with malignity excited by the excellence or prosperity of another.

How enviously the ladies look.

When they surprise me at my book.