Em"u*lous (?), a. [L. aemulus. See Emulate.]

1.

Ambitiously desirous to equal or even to excel another; eager to emulate or vie with another; desirous of like excellence with another; -- with of; as, emulous of another's example or virtues.

2.

Vying with; rivaling; hence, contentious, envious.

"Emulous Carthage."

B. Jonson.

Emulous missions 'mongst the gods. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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