HyperDic: envy

English > 4 senses of the word envy:
NOUNfeelingenvy, enviousnessa feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
actenvy, invidiaspite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
VERBemotionenvyfeel envious towards
emotionenvy, begrudgebe envious of
envy > pronunciation
Soundseh'nviy
Rhymesanchovy ... wavy: 30 rhymes with viy...
English > envy: 4 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another.
Synonymenviousness
NarrowercovetousnessAn envious eagerness to possess something
jealousy, green-eyed monsterA feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
penis envy(psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis
Broaderresentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancourA feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Spanishenvidia
Catalanenveja
Verbsenvybe envious of
envyfeel envious towards
English > envy: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningspite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins).
Synonyminvidia
Broadermortal sin, deadly sinAn unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace
Spanishenvidia, invidia
Catalanenveja, invidia
Adjectivesenviousshowing extreme / extreme cupidity
Verbsenvybe envious of
English > envy: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningFeel envious towards; admire / admire enviously.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something
ModelSam cannot envy Sue
Broaderadmire, look up toFeel admiration for
Spanishenvidiar
Catalanenvejar
Nounsenvya feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
English > envy: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe envious of; set one's heart on.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymbegrudge
Narrowercovetwish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
Spanishenvidiar
Catalanambicionar, anhelar, cobejar, envejar
Nounsenvyspite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
envya feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

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