a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
feel envious towards; admire enviously
be envious of; set one's heart on
Resentful desire of something possessed by another or others (but not limited to material possessions).
Hatred, enmity, ill-feeling.
To feel displeasure or hatred towards (someone) for their good fortune or possessions.
To have envious feelings (at).
To give (something) to (someone) grudgingly or reluctantly; to begrudge.
To show malice or ill will; to rail.
He has envied against the people. uE00096354uE001 Shakespeare.
Origin: From envie, from envie, from invidia, from invidere from in + videre ("on, upon" + "to look, see"). Displaced native ande (from anda), nith (from niþ).
malice; ill will; spite
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
public odium; ill repute
an object of envious notice or feeling
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
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
to long after; to desire strongly; to covet
to do harm to; to injure; to disparage
to be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with at
to show malice or ill will; to rail
Origin: [F. envier.]
Envy is a resentment which "occurs when a person lacks another's superior quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it." Bertrand Russell said that envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness. Not only is the envious person rendered unhappy by his envy, but they also wish to inflict misfortune on others. Although envy is generally seen as something negative, Russell also believed that envy was a driving force behind the movement towards democracy and must be endured to achieve a more just social system. However, psychologists have recently suggested that there may be two types of envy: malicious envy and benign envy - benign envy being proposed as a type of positive motivational force.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en′vi, v.t. to look upon with a grudging eye: to hate on account of prosperity:—pr.p. en′vying; pa.p. en′vied.—n. grief at the sight of another's success: a wicked desire to supplant one: a desire for the advantages enjoyed by another: (B.) ill-will.—adj. En′viable, that is to be envied.—n. En′viableness, the state or quality of being enviable.—adv. En′viably.—n. En′vier, one who envies.—adj. En′vious, feeling envy: directed by envy: (Spens.) enviable.—adv. En′viously.—ns. En′viousness; En′vying (B.), jealousy, ill-will. [Fr. envie—L. invidia—in, on, vidēre, to look.]
The numerical value of envy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of envy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.
It’s a hell of a way to reform a restructuring code that was already the envy of the world.
They envy the distinction I have won let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.
What I think the president is trying to do here is to, again, exploit envy economics, this top-down redistribution doesn't work.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حسد, غبطArabic
- завист, завиждамBulgarian
- enveja, envejarCatalan, Valencian
- závist, závidětCzech
- beneiden, NeidGerman
- envidiar, envidiaSpanish
- رشک, رشک ورزیدن, حسادت ورزیدن, حسد, حسادتPersian
- kadehtia, kateusFinnish
- envie, jalousie, envierFrench
- eud, farmadScottish Gaelic
- irigyel, irigységHungarian
- նախանձ, նախանձելArmenian
- invidiare, invidiaItalian
- 羨む, ねたみ, 嫉妬Japanese
- invidia, invideōLatin
- pūhaehae, tarahae, haraweneMāori
- nijd, afgunstig zijn, benijden, afgunstDutch
- zazdrość, zazdrościćPolish
- invejar, inveja, ciumesPortuguese
- invidie, invidiaRomanian
- завидовать, завистьRussian
- ljubòmora, јал, завист, zavidjeti, љубомора, завидјети, zavideti, jal, závist, завидетиSerbo-Croatian
- zavidati, zavistSlovene
- avundas, avundSwedish
- ఈర్ష్య, అసూయ, ఈసుTelugu
- อิจฉา, ความริษยา, ริษยา, ความอิจฉาThai
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