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Definition of envy:

  1. 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.
  2. To regard with envy; to grudge; to wish for.

Common misspellings for envy:

evny, enve, eny, enver, envey, malas, invy, emvy, anvy, enveyed, envi, enevy, eveny, evy, nv, envvy, enveys, envys.

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This graph shows how "envy" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for envy:

  1. But Alice was clever enough to envy Miss Carew her manners more than her dress.
  2. Thus it was settled to Donalblane's satisfaction, but to the great envy of others who would have liked to be in his place.
  3. Ah, my dear, she sighed, I envy you your happiness, though I had it myself once upon a time.

Quotes for envy:

  1. I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt. - Ben Hecht
  2. The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods. - Elbert Hubbard
  3. There is nothing more important to our Nation's future, to our homeland security, and to our economy than ensuring we have a top -notch educational system that is the envy of the world. - Jim Jeffords
  4. Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy. - Camille Paglia
  5. O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else! - Samuel Richardson

Idioms for envy:

  1. be green with envy
  2. green with envy
  3. envy sm for sm or sth
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