Associations to the word «Envy»


ENVY, noun. Resentful desire of something possessed by another or others (but not limited to material possessions). [from 13thc.]
ENVY, noun. An object of envious notice or feeling.
ENVY, noun. (obsolete) Hatred, enmity, ill-feeling. [14th-18thc.]
ENVY, noun. (obsolete) Emulation; rivalry.
ENVY, noun. (obsolete) Public odium; ill repute.
ENVY, verb. (transitive) To feel displeasure or hatred towards (someone) for their good fortune or possessions. [from 14th c.]
ENVY, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To have envious feelings (at). [15th-18th c.]
ENVY, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To give (something) to (someone) grudgingly or reluctantly; to begrudge. [16th-18th c.]
ENVY, verb. (obsolete) To show malice or ill will; to rail.
ENVY, verb. (obsolete) To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.
ENVY, verb. (obsolete) To hate.
ENVY, verb. (obsolete) To emulate.

Dictionary definition

ENVY, noun. A feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another.
ENVY, noun. Spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins).
ENVY, verb. Feel envious towards; admire enviously.
ENVY, verb. Be envious of; set one's heart on.

Wise words

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