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1. envy

verb. ['ˈɛnvi'] feel envious towards; admire enviously.

Synonyms

  • admire

Etymology

  • envie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • envie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Envy

  • danvy
  • hanvey

How do you pronounce envy?

Pronounce envy as ˈɛnvi.

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Example sentences of the word envy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Be the envy of your neighbors with an expansive lawn of dark green grass.

Quotes containing the word envy


1. Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
- Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

3. Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

2. envy

noun. ['ˈɛnvi'] a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another.

Synonyms

  • enviousness
  • resentment
  • green-eyed monster
  • jealousy
  • gall
  • penis envy
  • covetousness
  • rancor
  • rancour

Antonyms

  • despair
  • presence
  • wealth
  • inessential

Etymology

  • envie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • envie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. envy

noun. ['ˈɛnvi'] spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins).

Synonyms

  • deadly sin
  • mortal sin

Antonyms

  • agreeableness
  • courtesy
  • soothe

Etymology

  • envie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • envie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. envy

verb. ['ˈɛnvi'] be envious of; set one's heart on.

Synonyms

  • begrudge
  • want
  • desire

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • envie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • envie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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