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Definition of Envy


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

envy in Danish is misunde, misundelse
envy in Dutch is benijden, jaloers zijn op, misgunnen
envy in Finnish is kadehtia
envy in French is enviez, envient, envions, envie, envier
envy in German is beneide, Neid, beneiden, beneiden
envy in Italian is invidiare, invidia
envy in Latin is fascino, invidia
envy in Norwegian is misunne, misunnelse
envy in Spanish is envidiar, envidia
envy in Swedish is avundas, avund