object of envy

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of object of envy

: someone or something that causes people to be envious
  • Her beautiful hair was an object of envy to her sister.

Word by Word Definitions

object play
  1. : something material that may be perceived by the senses

  2. : something that when viewed stirs a particular emotion (such as pity)

  3. : something mental or physical toward which thought, feeling, or action is directed

  1. : to put forth in opposition or as an objection

  2. : to oppose something firmly and usually with words or arguments

  3. : to feel distaste for something

  1. : of, relating to, or being object code

envy play
  1. : painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage

  2. : malice

  3. : an object of envious notice or feeling

  1. : to feel envy toward or on account of

  2. : begrudge

  3. : to feel or show envy


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