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Synonyms for envy
ˈɛn vien·vy

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. envy

    grudging, jealousy, suspicion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. envy, enviousnessnoun

    a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

    invidia, enviousness

  2. envy, invidiaverb

    spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)

    invidia, enviousness

  3. envyverb

    feel envious towards; admire enviously


  4. envy, begrudgeverb

    be envious of; set one's heart on

    resent, begrudge

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. envyverb

    hate (for excellence or success), view with jealousy, feel ill-will towards

  2. envyverb

    grudge, begrudge

  3. envynoun

    hate (on account of excellence or success), hatred, jealousy, spite, enviousness, ill-will

  4. envynoun


  5. envynoun

    object of envy, person to be envied

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "envy":

    jealousy, begrudge, wanna, want, craving, jealous


  1. List of known nicknames for "Envy":

    Kathryn, Izabela Barbara Kucharski, Nicola Varley

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  1. President Barack Obama:

    As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don't look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background, we can't afford to go down that path. It won't deliver the economy we want, or the security we want, but most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world.

  2. William Howard Taft:

    [George] Washington intended this to be a Federal city, and it is a Federal city, and it tingles down to the feet of every man, whether he comes from Washington State, or Los Angeles, or Texas, when he comes and walks these city streets and begins to feel that this is my city; I own a part of this Capital, and I envy for the time being those who are able to spend their time here. I quite admit that there are defects in the system of government by which Congress is bound to look after the government of the District of Columbia. It could not be otherwise under such a system, but I submit to the judgment of history that the result vindicates the foresight of the fathers.

  3. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man:

    Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue, But, like the shadow, proves the substance true.

  4. Howard Keel:

    You should never envy anyone. One day you might be in that person's position and it might not be so nice.

  5. Aeschylus:

    When Character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. inspirational quotes

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