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1. Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
2. Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
3. Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious.
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1. desiring or aiming to equal or surpass another; competitive
2. characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation
3. archaic envious or jealous
[C14: from Latin aemulus rivalling; see emulate]
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em•u•lous(ˈɛm yə ləs)
1. filled with emulation; desirous of equaling or excelling.
2. prompted by emulation, as actions or attitudes.
3. Obs. jealous; envious.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin aemulus vying with; see -ulous]
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|Adj.||1.||emulous - characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation|
|2.||emulous - eager to surpass others|
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