Definition of Invidia

1. Noun. Spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins).

Exact synonyms: Envy
Generic synonyms: Deadly Sin, Mortal Sin
Derivative terms: Envious, Envy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Invidia

inveterate
inveterate(a)
inveterated
inveterately
inveterateness
inveterates
inveterating
inveteration
inveteratist
invex
invexed
inviabilities
inviability
inviable
inviably
invidia (current term)
invidious
invidiously
invidiousness
invidiousnesses
invigilance
invigilancy
invigilate
invigilated
invigilates
invigilating
invigilation
invigilations
invigilator
invigilators

Literary usage of Invidia

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1. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1834)
"Ea saltern aliquid in se habet boni, ubi in privata invidia nihil prorsus inest boni. Publica enim invidia, instar salubris ostracism! est, qui viros magnos ..."

2. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"esse: the usual infinitive in rhetorical questions, depending, like the other infinitives, on the idea of saying or thinking implied in invidia. ..."

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