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envy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of envy

  1. a painful awareness of another's possessions or advantages and a desire to have them too <her envy of her neighbor's fancy clothes wrecked their friendship> Synonyms covetousness, enviousness, green-eyed monster, invidiousness, jealousy, resentment Related Words animosity, enmity, hatred, ill will; malice, maliciousness, spitefulness Near Antonyms benevolence, goodwill, kindness, sympathy




envy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of envy

  1. to have a resentful awareness of and desire for (another's possessions or advantages) or to feel resentment toward (someone) over possessions or advantages <her coworkers envied her chummy relationship with the senior vice president> <the other mothers envied her because she didn't have to work> Synonyms begrudge, resent Related Words ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), hanker (for or after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for) [slang], long (for), lust (for or after), pant (after), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for); salivate




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