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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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is people's sympathy, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just a very attractive person.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Here are the seven signs of Narcissism, which you can use to identify the Narcissists that may be around you in the society.: (1) Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways. (2) Magical thinking: Narcissists view themselves as perfect at all times, using distortion and illusion known as “magical thinking“. They also use projection to dump shame onto others. (3) Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may re-inflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else. (4) Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person. (5) Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage. (6) Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed. (7) Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Lust will die from a decrease in hormones. Anger will die of maturity. Gluttony will die of disease and despair. Pride and vanity will die of loneliness. Despondency will die from being bored. Greed will die of love. Envy will die of humility. Human vices are the folly of youth.

  4. Aeschylus:

    It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

  5. Aeschylus:

    Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.

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