Definitions of envy

  1.   be envious of set one's heart on
  2.   a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another
  3.   feel envious towards admire enviously
  4.   spite and resentment at seeing the success of another personified as one of the deadly sins
  5.   To emulate
  6.   Malice ill will spite
  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
  8.   Emulation rivalry
  9.   Public odium ill repute
  10.   An object of envious notice or feeling
  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
  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
  13.   To long after to desire strongly to covet
  14.   To do harm to to injure to disparage
  15.   To hate
  16.   To show malice or ill will to rail
  17.   To be filled with envious feelings to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes used especially with at
  18.   To grudge to wish for what is another's feel displeasure at the excellence or prosperity of another to covet
  19.   To feel or exhibit covetousness
  20.   Ill will or displeasure felt because of the excellence or good fortune of another
  21.   Envied
  22.   Envying
  23.   To look upon with a grudging eye to hate on account of prosperity pr p envying pa p envied
  24.   Pain at the sight of another's success a wicked desire to supplant one B ill will
  25.   Pain at the sight of another's prosperity
  26.   To grudge hate on account of prosperity
  27.   To regard with envy feel envy covet grudge
  28.   To admire and covet without ill will
  29.   Bitterness or hatred in view of what another enjoys envious desire
  30.   A worthy longing for a good possessed by another without ill will toward the possessor
  31.   An object of envy
  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
  33.   To regard with envy to grudge to wish for
  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
  35.   Hatred or ill will excited by the superior success or excellence of another malice

Quotes of envy

  1. Never trust anyone who wants what you've got Friend or no envy is an overwhelming emotion – Eubie Blake
  2. On every movie I've done as a director I look at the producers and having done it I don't envy them at all – Griffin Dunne
  3. Envy is never general but always very particular at least envy of the kind one feels strongly – Joseph Epstein
  4. I myself think anti -Semitism is about envy – Joseph Epstein
  5. Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good -fortune – William Hazlitt
  6. 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
  7. The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead but from the competition and mutual envy of the living – Thomas Hobbes
  8. Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace – Horace
  9. I envy the dead – William Mulholland
  10. Envy aims very high – Ovid
  11. Birds have wings they're free they can fly where they want when they want They have the kind of mobility many people envy – Roger Tory Peterson
  12. There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day the reason is that people can commend it without envy – William Shenstone
  13. I never quite understood these actors though I envy them sometimes who can lie out for a year or two I feel as though time is a real pressing issue and I want to get as much work done in the time that I have left – Sylvester Stallone
  14. Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ I commit the sin of envy – Simone Weil

Usage examples for envy

  1. Beginning now to envy every soul of them in the wilds – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. Warrington missed the searching glance which was not without its touch of envy – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  3. “ I shall be the envy of every man in London people will no longer call me Lionel Dacre ” – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  4. This is a sight worth living eighty hard years to see and I envy that old couple as I never envied any one before – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  5. “ I envy you having such a lovely home – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  6. There are times when I envy you – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  7. All the more then I envy you – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  8. “ I envy you your success and only wish that I could talk French as you do to be employed on the same sort of service – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. We can only look on and envy – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  10. “ I say between wise men there is no envy – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. “ I envy you both said Noel ” – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  12. My congratulations are untouched by envy – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  13. They experience no shame fear ambition envy or love – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  14. Fact is I envy him right now and I'll bet he doesn't envy me a penny's worth – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  15. “ No man has ever done that whispered the barber filled with envy given up his own bride to another – A Christian But a Roman by Mór Jókai
  16. She nearly cried with envy – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  17. “ A pleasant thing to think about He did not envy Kendrick his thoughts – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  18. Envy without a doubt – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  19. The envy which peered through Ygberg's words slightly clouded the sunny sky but it was only for a moment for everybody realized that the bitterness of a long wasted life must be held responsible for it – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  20. “ I envy not the twelve Nearer to me is he The life he once lived here on earth He lives again in me – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various

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