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Definition of envy:

  1. An object of envious notice or feeling.
  2. 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.
  3. Emulation; rivalry.
  4. Malice; ill will; spite.
  5. Public odium; ill repute.
  6. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; - used especially with at.
  7. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.
  8. To emulate.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. To hate.
  12. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
  13. To show malice or ill will; to rail.


enviousness, the green-eyed monster, jealousy, invidia, begrudge.

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