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How to Pronounce envious?

Correct pronunciation for the word "envious" is [ˈɛnvɪəs], [ˈɛnvɪəs], [ˈɛ_n_v_ɪ__ə_s].

"Envious" in context

Envious is an emotion that is often associated with jealousy and coveting what others have. It is a feeling of resentment towards another person who has something or has done something better than oneself. It is often seen as a negative emotion, but it can also be used as motivation to reach a desired goal. Envious can be caused by several different factors such as admiration, competition, comparison and envy.

The emotion of envy can lead to some not so positive consequences. For example, it can lead to hostile behavior, aggression, and even obsessive or destructive behavior.

What are similar-sounding words for envious?

Usage over time for envious:

This graph shows how "envious" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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