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envy

en·vy

envy

 
 
pronunciation:
en vi
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: envies
definition 1: the desire for someone else's possessions, advantages, or qualities, or the feeling of resentment or unhappiness that accompanies this feeling.
He looked at his neighbor's new swimming pool with envy.Her envy of her sister threatened to destroy their relationship.
synonyms:
covetousness, enviousness, jealousy
similar words:
avarice, cupidity, discontent, greed, malcontentedness, resentment
definition 2: that which is envied.
Her new office was the envy of her co-workers.Having a motorcycle at age sixteen made him the envy of all his friends.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: envied, envies, envying
definition 1: to wish to possess (something that belongs to another).
She'd always wished to make it as an actress, and she envied her friend's success.I envy his money, but I don't envy his fame.He envied his sister her talent and her ambition.I don't envy you the task of cleaning out your mother's house.
synonyms:
covet
similar words:
begrudge, desire, resent
definition 2: to regard (a person or thing) with envy.
He had always envied his brother for his ability to make people laugh.
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derivations: envyingly (adv.), envier (n.)
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