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ˈɛn vi əsen·vi·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. envious

    One is envious who cherishes selfish ill will toward another because of his superior success, endowments, possessions, or the like. A person is envious of that which is another's, and to which he himself has no right or claim; he is jealous of intrusion upon that which is his own, or to which he maintains a right or claim. An envious spirit is always bad; a jealous spirit may be good or bad, according to its object and tendency. A free people must be jealous of their liberties if they would retain them. One is suspicious of another from unfavorable indications or from a knowledge of wrong in his previous conduct, or even without reason. Compare DOUBT.

    Synonyms:
    jealous, suspicious

    Antonyms:
    contented, friendly, kindly, satisfied, trustful, well-disposed

    Preposition:
    Envious of (formerly at or against) a person; envious of his wealth or power; envious of him for, because of, on account of his wealth or power.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. covetous, envious, jealousadjective

    showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

    "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"

    Synonyms:
    grabby, grasping, greedy, avaricious, covetous, green-eyed, jealous, prehensile, overjealous

    Antonyms:
    undesiring, undesirous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enviousadjective

    Synonyms:
    jealous, disposed to envy

  2. enviousadjective

    Synonyms:
    grudging

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "envious":

    jealous

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How to use envious in a sentence?

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Never reveal your dark moments to anyone, for what people do not know cannot be utilized to destroy you. By nature, people are envious and jealous; and will attempt to bring you down. Silence reveals nothing.

  2. Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God":

    An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.

  3. Anthony Trollope:

    I judge a man by his actions with men, much more than by his declarations Godwards -- When I find him to be envious, carping, spiteful, hating the successes of others, and complaining that the world has never done enough for him, I am apt to doubt whether his humility before God will atone for his want of manliness.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    In friends list of social media, envious, selfish, spies, rivals, and idea thieves are more than one's actual and sincere friends.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    You mustn't get dismayed or disturbed by envious people around you, but rather be happy that you're envied. It's better to be envied than to be ignored. In my view, you must be doing well if you're envied, because nobody ever envies a loser.

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