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Definitions of envy

  1. To regard with envy; feel envy; covet; grudge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To admire and covet without ill will. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To emulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or good fortune and a longing to possess it. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon; to begrudge. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To hate. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To grudge; to wish for (what is another's); feel displeasure at (the excellence or prosperity of another); to covet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To look upon with a grudging eye: to hate on account of prosperity:-pr.p. envying; pa.p. envied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To grudge; hate on account of prosperity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To show malice or ill will; to rail. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; - used especially with at. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To feel or exhibit covetousness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. be envious of; set one's heart on Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To regard with envy; to grudge; to wish for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Envying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. Malice; ill will; spite. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages; malicious grudging; -- usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of Caesar. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Public odium; ill repute. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. An object of envious notice or feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Ill-will or displeasure felt because of the excellence or good fortune of another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Pain at the sight of another's success: a wicked desire to supplant one: (B.) ill-will. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Pain at the sight of another's prosperity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Bitterness or hatred in view of what another enjoys; envious desire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A worthy longing for a good possessed by another, without ill will toward the possessor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. An object of envy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Pain excited by the sight of another's superiority or success, accompanied with some degree of hatred or ill-will, and satisfaction in his mortification; malice; malignity; ill-repute; rivalry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. Hatred or ill-will excited by the superior success or excellence of another; malice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. Envied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for envy

  1. I envy you having such a lovely home. – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. " A pleasant thing to think about-" He did not envy Kendrick his thoughts. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
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