ENVIOUS: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for ENVIOUS?

Need another word that means the same as “envious”? Find 3 synonyms and 30 related words for “envious” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Envious” are: covetous, jealous, desirous

Envious as an Adjective

Definitions of "Envious" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “envious” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Feeling or showing envy.
  • Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages.

Synonyms of "Envious" as an adjective (3 Words)

covetousImmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.
Jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions.
desirousHaving or expressing desire for something.
Desirous of high office.
jealousFiercely protective of one’s rights or possessions.
Jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions.

Usage Examples of "Envious" as an adjective

  • An envious glance.
  • Envious of their art collection.
  • I'm envious of their happiness.

Associations of "Envious" (30 Words)

acquisitiveExcessively interested in acquiring money or material things.
An acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied.
aspireHave an ambitious plan or a lofty goal.
Above the domes of loftiest mosques these pinnacles aspire.
avidArdently or excessively desirous.
Avid for adventure.
covetWish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person.
She covets her sister s house.
covetousHaving or showing a great desire to possess something belonging to someone else.
Jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions.
desideratumSomething that is needed or wanted.
Integrity was a desideratum.
desireSomething desired.
There had been a time years ago when he had desired her.
desirousHaving or characterized by desire.
The Pope was desirous of peace in Europe.
eagerA high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary.
An eager look.
eagerlyWith eagerness; in an eager manner.
Fans of the show are eagerly awaiting the new season.
egocentricAn egocentric person.
Egocentric spatial perception.
enthusiasticHaving or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
An enthusiastic response.
envyA person or thing that inspires envy.
She felt a twinge of envy for the people on board.
graspingUnderstanding with difficulty.
Grasping commercialism.
greedReprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins.
The colonists greed for African land.
greedyHaving or showing an intense and selfish desire for wealth or power.
Don t be greedy with the cookies.
hopeGrounds for feeling hopeful about the future.
I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening.
jealous(of God) demanding faithfulness and exclusive worship.
The men were proud of their achievements and jealous of their independence.
jealousyThe state or feeling of being jealous.
Cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy.
lecherousHaving or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire.
She ignored his lecherous gaze.
miserly(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity.
The prize for the winner will be a miserly 3 500.
moneylenderA person whose business is lending money to others who pay interest.
prehensile(chiefly of an animal’s limb or tail) capable of grasping.
Prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees.
rapaciousDevouring or craving food in great quantities.
A rapacious divorcee on the prowl.
swineA contemptible or unpleasant person.
What an arrogant unfeeling swine.
unscrupulousHaving or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
Unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants.
voraciousEngaging in an activity with great eagerness or enthusiasm.
She s a voracious reader.
wantHunt or look for want for a particular reason.
I want my own room.
wishMake or express a wish.
The petitioners eventually got their wish.
zealGreat energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
He felt a kind of religious zeal.

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