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ˈɛn vi əsen·vi·ous
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes
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.
contented, friendly, kindly, satisfied, trustful, well-disposed
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 WordNet4.0 / 3 votes
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"
grabby, grasping, greedy, avaricious, covetous, green-eyed, jealous, prehensile, overjealous
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
jealous, disposed to envy
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Everybody loves and desires success, but they dislike and are envious of successful people.
It is the usual consolation of the envious, if they cannot maintain their superiority, to represent those by whom they are surpassed as inferior to some one else.
Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
The envious ones struck me,” I say “but I was not hurt; they beat me with their hate, but I did not feel it, and I will say to my soul, “Soul, the jealousy and hate they have poured onto you is forever meaningless when your strength comes from God.
These are amazing, large, well-funded companies with very significant efforts, they are going to do some great shows. I'm going to be envious. They're going to come up with some great ideas. We're going to want to borrow those.
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- kateellinen, kadeFinnish
- farmadachScottish Gaelic
- irigy, irigykedőHungarian
- նախանձոտ, նախանձArmenian
- nijdig, jaloersDutch
- invidios, pizmașRomanian
- vaksam, avundsjuk, misundsam, svartsjukSwedish
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