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envy

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a painful awareness of another's possessions or advantages and a desire to have them too
  • their envy of their neighbor's fancy home threatened to wreck their friendship

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envy

verb

Synonyms of envy (Entry 2 of 2)

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
  • they envied him because he didn't have to work for a living

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The first known use of envy was in the 13th century

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“Envy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/envy. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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