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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emulous  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emulous 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  or  arising  from  emulation  or  imitation 
  2:  eager  to  surpass  others  [syn:  {rivalrous}] 




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