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. Public odium; ill repute.
  9. An object of envious notice or feeling.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
  13. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.
  14. To hate.
  15. To show malice or ill will; to rail.
  16. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; - used especially with at.
  17. To grudge; to wish for ( what is another's); feel displeasure at ( the excellence or prosperity of another); to covet.
  18. To feel or exhibit covetousness.
  19. Ill- will or displeasure felt because of the excellence or good fortune of another.
  20. Envied.
  21. Envying.
  22. To look upon with a grudging eye: to hate on account of prosperity:- pr. p. envying; pa. p. envied.
  23. Pain at the sight of another's success: a wicked desire to supplant one: ( B.) ill- will.
  24. Pain at the sight of another's prosperity.
  25. To grudge; hate on account of prosperity.
  26. To regard with envy; feel envy; covet; grudge.
  27. To admire and covet without ill will.
  28. Bitterness or hatred in view of what another enjoys; envious desire.
  29. A worthy longing for a good possessed by another, without ill will toward the possessor.
  30. An object of envy.
  31. 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.
  32. To regard with envy; to grudge; to wish for.
  33. Hatred or ill- will excited by the superior success or excellence of another; malice.

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
  3. Envy, without a doubt. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  4. I shall be the envy of every man in London; people will no longer call me Lionel Dacre. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  5. 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
  6. They experience no shame, fear, ambition, envy, or love. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  7. 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
  8. " All the more, then, I envy you! – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  9. Warrington missed the searching glance, which was not without its touch of envy. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  10. She nearly cried with envy. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  11. " I envy you both," said Noel. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  12. 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
  13. " 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
  14. We can only look on and envy." – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  15. Beginning now to envy every soul of them in the wilds. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  16. My congratulations are untouched by envy. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  17. I say, between wise men there is no envy. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. 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