Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid 16th century
Seeking to emulate someone or something.
Motivated by a spirit of rivalry.
Examples of Emulous in a sentence
"His short stories are emulous of Stephen King."
"Her paintings started off as emulous of great masters, but she soon found a style of her own."
Popularity Over Time
Emulous comes from the Latin word "aemulus" (rival) via Late Middle English, but the idea of it as a description of emulating another person developed over the 16th century.
Did you Know?
The Beatles might be one of the most-imitated bands in music history. If you're a fan of The Eagles, The Beach Boys, Heart, Billy Joel, The Mamas and The Papas, KISS, Bruce Springsteen, even Nirvana — they've all claimed to be emulous of The Beatles.