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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·vi·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have
          something possessed by another [syn: envy, the
          green-eyed monster]