- full of, feeling, or expressing envy: envious of a person’s success; an envious attack.
- feeling, showing, or resulting from envy
c.1300, from Anglo-French envious, Old French envieus (13c.), earlier envidius (12c., Modern French envieux), from Latin invidiosus “full of envy” (source of Spanish envidioso, Italian invidioso, Portuguese invejoso), from invidia (see envy). Related: Enviously; enviousness.