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Meaning & Definition of Envy in English

English

Envy

/ɛnvi/

noun

1. A feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

    synonym:
  • envy
  • ,
  • enviousness

2. Spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    synonym:
  • envy
  • ,
  • invidia

verb

1. Feel envious towards

  • Admire enviously
    synonym:
  • envy

2. Be envious of

  • Set one's heart on
    synonym:
  • envy
  • ,
  • begrudge

Examples of using

Tom turned green with envy.
I envy Tom.
This day, the living shall envy the dead.