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Feeling or showing envy.‘I'm envious of their happiness’‘an envious glance’
jealous, covetous, desirousgrudging, begrudging, resentfuljaundiced, bitter, malicious, spitefulgreen with envy, green, green-eyedemulousView synonyms
- ‘I'm envious of someone who is able to make a living as a reader-writer.’
- ‘My best friend when I was growing up had three sisters and I was very envious at the easy, relaxed manner he had around girls.’
- ‘You are beginning to discover that some people can be jealous and spiteful and envious.’
- ‘Everyone looks at you and gives you those admiring and envious glances.’
- ‘After all you have to be envious of somebody to feel jealous of them, right?’
- ‘He also had a way with words that made this writer envious more than once.’
- ‘The envious and ungrateful do not really want to know the truth, since it would disturb their hatreds.’
- ‘I am deeply envious, more so since I learned that the show closed today.’
- ‘Know that the person of whom you are jealous or envious has done some good deeds in the past and is now reaping the fruit.’
- ‘Even then, her silent beauty had received admiring appraisals and envious glances.’
- ‘People who are envious or jealous seem to be in a perpetual state of suffering and anguish.’
- ‘The freedom of an individual to create wealth and spend it without envious attacks is a value that we all should be united in protecting.’
- ‘She is jealous and she is envious and she can not stand the thought of losing you.’
- ‘It also has a bad side because I am not liked by many people who are jealous and envious of me.’
- ‘He can't help but be envious of those in the private sector - there is the great temptation.’
- ‘The envious look on my fellow competitors' faces reflected my own view: I was going to win this race hands down.’
- ‘His effortless command of audiences would make even the greatest public speaker envious.’
- ‘It also creates a jealous and envious society, as we try to outdo each other.’
- ‘He still had the women swooning, the men in the audience casting envious glances and the youngsters in awe.’
- ‘Housing renovation has all been done by housing agencies, leaving council tenants to cast envious glances.’
Middle English: from Old French envieus, from envie envy on the pattern of Latin invidiosus invidious.
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