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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.



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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'VI-OUS, a. [Fr. envieux. See Envy.]

  1. 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. xxiv. It is followed by of before the thing. Be not envious of the blessings or prosperity of others.
  2. Tinctured with envy; as, an envious disposition.
  3. Excited or directed by envy; as, an envious attack.

En"vi*ous
  1. Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.

    [Obs.]

    Each envious brier his weary legs doth scratch. Shak.

  2. Feeling or exhibiting envy; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, envy; -- said of a person, disposition, feeling, act, etc.; jealously pained by the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging; -- followed by of, at, and against; as, an envious man, disposition, attack; envious tongues.

    My soul is envious of mine eye. Keble.

    Neither be thou envious at the wicked. Prov. xxiv. 19.

  3. Inspiring envy.

    [Obs. or Poetic]

    He to him leapt, and that same envious gage
    Of victor's glory from him snatched away.
    Spenser.

  4. Excessively careful; cautious.

    [Obs.]

    No men are so envious of their health. Jer. Taylor.

    -- En"vi*ous*ly, adv. -- En"vi*ous*ness, n.

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Envious

EN'VIOUS, adjective 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. Proverbs 14:1.

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.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SELF-DECE'IVED, a. [self and deceive.] Deceived or mislead respecting one's self by one's own mistake or error.

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