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Envy Definition

(n.) Malice; ill will; spite.

(n.) Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages; malicious grudging; -- usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of Caesar.

(n.) Emulation; rivalry.

(n.) Public odium; ill repute.

(n.) An object of envious notice or feeling.

(v. t.) To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or good fortune and a longing to possess it.

(v. t.) To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.

(v. t.) To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.

(v. t.) To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.

(v. t.) To hate.

(v. t.) To emulate.

(v. i.) To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with at.

(v. i.) To show malice or ill will; to rail.