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emulous

em·u·lous

emulous

 
pronunciation:
em y ls
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: filled with the desire to equal or surpass.
The understudy was emulous of the great actress and tried to memorize every gesture she made on or off stage.
similar words:
competitive
definition 2: caused by or characteristic of this desire.
similar words:
competitive
derivations: emulously (adv.), emulousness (n.)