Definition of Envy

1. Noun. A feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another.

Exact synonyms: Enviousness
Generic synonyms: Bitterness, Gall, Rancor, Rancour, Resentment
Specialized synonyms: Covetousness, Green-eyed Monster, Jealousy, Penis Envy
Derivative terms: Envious



2. Verb. Feel envious towards; admire enviously. "Sam cannot envy Sue "
Generic synonyms: Admire, Look Up To

3. Noun. Spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins).
Exact synonyms: Invidia
Generic synonyms: Deadly Sin, Mortal Sin
Derivative terms: Envious

4. Verb. Be envious of; set one's heart on. "They envy them the money"
Exact synonyms: Begrudge
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want
Specialized synonyms: Covet

Definition of Envy

1. n. Malice; ill will; spite.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with at.

Definition of Envy

1. Noun. Resentful desire of something possessed by another or others (but not limited to material possessions). (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Hatred, enmity, ill-feeling. (defdate 14th-18th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To feel displeasure or hatred towards (someone) for their good fortune or possessions. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To have envious feelings (at). (defdate 15th-18th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To give (something) to (someone) grudgingly or reluctantly; to begrudge. (defdate 16th-18th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete) To show malice or ill will; to rail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Envy

1. to be envious of [v -VIED, -VYING, -VIES]

Medical Definition of Envy

1. 1. 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. "A woman does not envy a man for his fighting courage, nor a man a woman for her beauty." (Collier) "Whoever envies another confesses his superiority." (Rambler) 2. 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. "I have seen thee fight, When I have envied thy behavior." (Shak) "Jeffrey . . . Had actually envied his friends their cool mountain breezes." (Froude) 3. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet. "Or climb his knee the envied kiss to share." (T. Gray) 4. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage. "If I make a lie To gain your love and envy my best mistress, Put me against a wall." (J. Fletcher) 5. To hate. 6. To emulate. Origin: F. Envier. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Envy

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envy (current term)
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