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Definitions of envy

  1. be envious of; set one's heart on Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. feel envious towards; admire enviously Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To emulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Malice; ill will; spite. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. Emulation; rivalry. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Public odium; ill repute. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An object of envious notice or feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To hate. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To show malice or ill will; to rail. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; - used especially with at. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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.
  19. To feel or exhibit covetousness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. Envied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Envying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Pain at the sight of another's prosperity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To grudge; hate on account of prosperity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To regard with envy; feel envy; covet; grudge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To admire and covet without ill will. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. An object of envy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. 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.
  33. To regard with envy; to grudge; to wish for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To repine at another's superiority; to dislike and be discontented on account of the superior excellence or success of another; to look upon with malice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. 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.
  36. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with at. mso.anu.edu.au
  37. en'vi, v.t. to look upon with a grudging eye: to hate on account of prosperity:--pr.p. en'vying; pa.p. en'vied.--n. grief at the sight of another's success: a wicked desire to supplant one: a desire for the advantages enjoyed by another: (B.) ill-will.--adj. EN'VIABLE, that is to be envied.--n. EN'VIABLENESS, the state or quality of being enviable.--adv. EN'VIABLY.--n. EN'VIER, one who envies.--adj. EN'VIOUS, feeling envy: directed by envy: (Spens.) enviable.--adv. EN'VIOUSLY.--ns. EN'VIOUSNESS; EN'VYING (B.), jealousy, ill-will. [Fr. envie--L. invidia--in, on, vid[=e]re, to look.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Grudging contemplation (of more fortunate persons, of, at, their advantages, or abs.; often playfully); object, ground, of this, as she, her poodle, is the e. of Bath. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Feel envy of, as I e. him, e. his impudence, e. him his impudence. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. n. [French] Pain, uneasiness, mortification, or discontent excited by the sight of another's superiority or success; —unwillingness to be excelled; emulation; rivalry; competition; malice; malignity;—invidiousness; ill repute;—object of desire. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. To hate another for excellence or success; to grieve at any qualities of excellence in another; to grudge. Complete Dictionary
  42. To feel envy, to feel pain at the fight of excellence or felicity. Complete Dictionary
  43. Pain felt and malignity conceived at the fight of excellence or happiness; rivalry, competition; malice. Complete Dictionary

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