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Emulous

[EM-yə-ləs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 16th century

1.

Seeking to emulate someone or something.

2.

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."

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

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