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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
16 in 16 verses (in OT : 7 in 7 verses) (in NT : 9 in 9 verses)


envyn. [F. envie, L. invidia envious; akin to invidere to look askance at, to look with enmity; in against + videre to see. See Vision.].
  •  Malice; ill will; spite.  [1913 Webster]
    "If he evade us there,
    Enforce him with his envy to the people.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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 Cæsar.  [1913 Webster]
    "Envy is a repining at the prosperity or good of another, or anger and displeasure at any good of another which we want, or any advantage another hath above us."  [1913 Webster]
    "No bliss
    Enjoyed by us excites his envy more.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Envy, to which the ignoble mind's a slave,
    Is emulation in the learned or brave.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Emulation; rivalry.  [1913 Webster]
    "Such as cleanliness and decency
    Prompt to a virtuous envy.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Public odium; ill repute.  [1913 Webster]
    "To lay the envy of the war upon Cicero."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An object of envious notice or feeling.  [1913 Webster]
    "This constitution in former days used to be the envy of the world."  [1913 Webster]
envyv. t. [F. envier.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A woman does not envy a man for his fighting courage, nor a man a woman for her beauty."  [1913 Webster]
    "Whoever envies another confesses his superiority."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have seen thee fight,
    When I have envied thy behavior.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Jeffrey . . . had actually envied his friends their cool mountain breezes."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.  [1913 Webster]
    "Or climb his knee the envied kiss to share."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.  [1913 Webster]
    "If I make a lie
    To gain your love and envy my best mistress,
    Put me against a wall.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hate.  Marlowe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To emulate.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
envyv. i. 
  •  To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with at.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who would envy at the prosperity of the wicked?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To show malice or ill will; to rail.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


envy, n. & v.
--n. (pl. -ies)
1 a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by another's better fortune etc.
2 the object or ground of this feeling (their house is the envy of the neighbourhood). (-ies, -ied) feel envy of (a person, circumstances, etc.) (I envy you your position).

envier n.
ME f. OF envie f. L invidia f. invidere envy (as IN-(1), videre see)



n. Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.



Faustianism, acedia, anger, avarice, avaritia, begrudge, cast envious eyes, cold comfort, covet, covetousness, crave, deadly sin, desire, disappointment, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness, divine discontent, enviousness, gluttony, greed, green-eyed jealousy, green-eyed monster, grudge, grudging, gula, hanker, heartburn, heartburning, horn-madness, ill humor, invidia, invidiousness, ira, jalousie, jaundice, jaundiced eye, jealousness, jealousy, long, longing, lust, luxuria, peevishness, petulance, pride, querulousness, rebelliousness, resent, resentment, restiveness, restlessness, sloth, sourness, sulkiness, superbia, uneasiness, unfulfillment, unhappiness, unpleasure, unsatisfaction, vexation of spirit, want, wrath, yearn




N envy, enviousness, rivalry, jalousie de milier, illwill, spite, envious, invidious, covetous, alieni appetens, base envy withers at another's joy, caeca invidia est, multa petentibus desunt multa, summa petit livor.

VB envy, covet, burst with envy.

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