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en·vi·ous

 (ĕn′vē-əs)
adj.
Feeling, expressing, or characterized by envy: "At times he regarded the wounded soldiers in an envious way.... He wished that he, too, had a wound, a red badge of courage" (Stephen Crane). See Usage Note at jealous.

en′vi·ous·ly adv.
en′vi·ous·ness n.

envious

(ˈɛnvɪəs)
adj
feeling, showing, or resulting from envy
[C13: from Anglo-Norman, ultimately from Latin invidiōsus full of envy, invidious; see envy]
ˈenviously adv
ˈenviousness n

en•vi•ous

(ˈɛn vi əs)

adj.
1. full of, feeling, or expressing envy.
2. Archaic.
a. emulous.
b. enviable.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French envieus < Latin invidiōsus invidious]
en′vi•ous•ly, adv.
en′vi•ous•ness, n.

envious

enviable
1. 'envious'

If you are envious, you wish you had something such as a possession, quality, or ability that someone else has.

We see them doing things we are not allowed to do, and are envious.

You say that you are envious of a person or envious of something that they have.

...a girl who is deeply envious of her brother.
They may be envious of your success.
2. 'enviable'

You use enviable to describe a possession, quality, or ability that someone has, and that you wish you had yourself.

They have enviable reputations as athletes.
She learned to speak foreign languages with enviable fluency.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.envious - 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"
desirous, wishful - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"

envious

adjective covetous, jealous, grudging, malicious, resentful, green-eyed, begrudging, spiteful, jaundiced, green with envy I think she is envious of your success.

envious

adjective
Resentfully or painfully desirous of another's advantages:
Translations
závistivý
misundelig
kateellinen
zavidan
irigyirigykedő
iri
öfundsjúkur
うらやましそうな
시기하는 듯한
nevoščljiv
avundsjuk
อิจฉา
kıskançgıpta eden
ghen tị

envious

[ˈenvɪəs] ADJ [person] → envidioso; [glance, look, tone] → de envidia
to be envious thattener envidia de que + subjun, tener envidia porque
she's envious that you have what she doesn'ttiene envidia de quetengas or porque tú tienes lo que ella no tiene
it makes me enviousme da envidia
to be envious of sth/sbtener envidia de algo/algn, envidiar algo/a algn
I am envious of your good luckenvidio tu suerte

envious

[ˈɛnviəs] adj [person] → envieux/euse; [thoughts, glance] → envieux/euse
to be envious of sth → envier qch
to cast an envious eye on sth → jeter un regard envieux sur qch

envious

adj person, glanceneidisch; to be envious of somebodyauf jdn neidisch sein, jdn beneiden; to be envious of somethingauf etw (acc)neidisch sein; I felt envious of her successich beneidete sie um ihren Erfolg; he is envious that you are more successfuler ist neidisch, weil du erfolgreicher bist; to cast envious eyes or an envious eye at somethingetw neiderfüllt betrachten

envious

[ˈɛnvɪəs] adj envious (of sb/sth)invidioso/a (di qn/qc)

envy

(ˈenvi) noun
a feeling of discontent at another's good fortune or success. She could not conceal her envy of me / at my success.
verb
1. to feel envy towards (someone). He envied me; She envied him his money.
2. to feel envy because of. I've always envied that dress of yours.
ˈenviable adjective
(negative unenviable) that is to be envied. She spoke in public with enviable ease.
ˈenvious adjective
feeling or showing envy. I'm envious of her talents.
the envy of
something envied by. Her piano-playing was the envy of her sisters.

envious

حَسود závistivý misundelig neidisch φθονερός envidioso kateellinen envieux zavidan invidioso うらやましそうな 시기하는 듯한 jaloers misunnelig zawistny invejoso завистливый avundsjuk อิจฉา kıskanç ghen tị 嫉妒的
References in classic literature ?
Nay, some have been so curious, as to note, that the times when the stroke or percussion of an envious eye doth most hurt, are when the party envied is beheld in glory or triumph; for that sets an edge upon envy: and besides, at such times the spirits of the person envied, do come forth most into the outward parts, and so meet the blow.
A man that is busy, and inquisitive, is commonly envious.
Men of noble birth, are noted to be envious towards new men, when they rise.
Then came the turn of the Envious man, who could not bear to think that his neighbour had any joy at all.
A door opened to the right, and an emaciated sallow man on crutches, barefoot and in underclothing, limped out and, leaning against the doorpost, looked with glittering envious eyes at those who were passing.
Yes, yes, let us go," said Rostov hastily, and lowering his eyes and shrinking, he tried to pass unnoticed between the rows of reproachful envious eyes that were fixed upon him, and went out of the room.
Now the king had a grand-vizir who was avaricious, and envious, and a very bad man.
The envious billows sidelong swell to whelm my track; let them; but first I pass.
Shimerda had been to our house, and she ran about examining our carpets and curtains and furniture, all the while commenting upon them to her daughter in an envious, complaining tone.
But for Rosa and William, the calculations of the envious neighbour would have been correct.
And that I am friendly to thee, and often too friendly, that knowest thou: and the reason is that I am envious of thy Wisdom.
And with her love I cannot feel envious of Serpuhovskoy.