Crossword clues for emulous
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Emulous \Em"u*lous\, a. [L. aemulus. See Emulate.]
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.
Vying with; rivaling; hence, contentious, envious. ``Emulous Carthage.''
Emulous missions 'mongst the gods.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"desirous of equaling or excelling," late 14c., from Latin aemulus "striving, rivaling," in a bad sense "envious, jealous," from aemulari "to rival" (see emulation). Related: Emulously.
a. ambitious or competitive.
adj. characterized by or arising from emulation or imitation
eager to surpass others [syn: rivalrous]
Usage examples of "emulous".
With his cimeter in one hand and his buckler in the other, he ascended the outward fortification: of the thirty Janizaries, who were emulous of his valor, eighteen perished in the bold adventure.
Still, earnest-throated blackcap, throng The woods with that emulous gush Of notes in tumultuous rush.