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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."

About Emulous

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, or even Nirvana — they've all claimed to be emulous of the Beatles.

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