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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envy  \En"vy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Envied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Envying}.]  [F.  envier.] 
  1.  To  feel  envy  at  or  towards;  to  be  envious  of  to  have  a 
  feeling  of  uneasiness  or  mortification  in  regard  to  (any 
  one),  arising  from  the  sight  of  another's  excellence  or 
  good  fortune  and  a  longing  to  possess  it 
 
  A  woman  does  not  envy  a  man  for  his  fighting 
  courage,  nor  a  man  a  woman  for  her  beauty. 
  --Collier. 
 
  Whoever  envies  another  confesses  his  superiority. 
  --Rambler. 
 
  2.  To  feel  envy  on  account  of  to  have  a  feeling  of  grief  or 
  repining,  with  a  longing  to  possess  (some  excellence  or 
  good  fortune  of  another,  or  an  equal  good  fortune,  etc.); 
  to  look  with  grudging  upon  to  begrudge. 
 
  I  have  seen  thee  fight,  When  I  have  envied  thy 
  behavior.  --Shak. 
 
  Jeffrey  .  .  .  had  actually  envied  his  friends  their 
  cool  mountain  breezes.  --Froude. 
 
  3.  To  long  after  to  desire  strongly;  to  covet. 
 
  Or  climb  his  knee  the  envied  kiss  to  share.  --T. 
  Gray. 
 
  4.  To  do  harm  to  to  injure;  to  disparage.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  I  make  a  lie  To  gain  your  love  and  envy  my  best 
  mistress,  Put  me  against  a  wall.  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  5.  To  hate.  [Obs.]  --Marlowe. 
 
  6.  To  emulate.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envy  \En"vy\,  n.;  pl  {Envies}.  [F.  envie,  L.  invidia  envious; 
  akin  to  invidere  to  look  askance  at  to  look  with  enmity;  in 
  against  +  videre  to  see  See  {Vision}.] 
  1.  Malice;  ill  will  spite.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  he  evade  us  there  Enforce  him  with  his  envy  to 
  the  people.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Chagrin,  mortification,  discontent,  or  uneasiness  at  the 
  sight  of  another's  excellence  or  good  fortune,  accompanied 
  with  some  degree  of  hatred  and  a  desire  to  possess  equal 
  advantages;  malicious  grudging;  --  usually  followed  by  of 
  as  they  did  this  in  envy  of  C[ae]sar. 
 
  Envy  is  a  repining  at  the  prosperity  or  good  of 
  another,  or  anger  and  displeasure  at  any  good  of 
  another  which  we  want  or  any  advantage  another  hath 
  above  us  --Ray. 
 
  No  bliss  Enjoyed  by  us  excites  his  envy  more 
  --Milton. 
 
  Envy,  to  which  the  ignoble  mind's  a  slave,  Is 
  emulation  in  the  learned  or  brave.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Emulation;  rivalry.  [Obs.] 
 
  Such  as  cleanliness  and  decency  Prompt  to  a  virtuous 
  envy.  --Ford. 
 
  4.  Public  odium;  ill  repute.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  lay  the  envy  of  the  war  upon  Cicero.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  5.  An  object  of  envious  notice  or  feeling. 
 
  This  constitution  in  former  days  used  to  be  the  envy 
  of  the  world.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envy  \En"vy\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  filled  with  envious  feelings;  to  regard  anything 
  with  grudging  and  longing  eyes;  --  used  especially  with 
  at 
 
  Who  would  envy  at  the  prosperity  of  the  wicked? 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  To  show  malice  or  ill  will  to  rail.  [Obs.]  ``He  has  .  .  . 
  envied  against  the  people.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  envy 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  grudging  admiration  and  desire  to  have 
  something  possessed  by  another  [syn:  {enviousness},  {the 
  green-eyed  monster}] 
  2:  spite  and  resentment  at  seeing  the  success  of  another 
  (personified  as  one  of  the  deadly  sins)  [syn:  {invidia}] 
  v  1:  feel  envious  towards;  admire  enviously 
  2:  be  envious  of  set  one's  heart  on  [syn:  {begrudge}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ENVY,  n.  Emulation  adapted  to  the  meanest  capacity. 
 
 




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