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Synonyms for enviousness

resentful or painful desire for another's advantages

Synonyms for enviousness

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

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Francesco Guicciardini has noted the enviousness of the Medici; about Lorenzo specifically, he writes "Appeti la gloria e la eccellenzia piu che alcuno altro; in che si puo riprendere avere avuto troppo questo appetito nelle cose eziandio minime, pel quale non voleva eziandio ne' versi, ne' giuochi, negli esercizi essere pareggiato o imitato da alcuno cittadino" (206n67; Storia fiorentina 75; my emphasis).
Sin is the root cause, while enviousness and jealousy are the consequences which led to the crime being committed.
If (as I firmly believe) a certain abnegation of self, a certain rejection of enviousness, is the condition of entry into the kingdom of heaven, then Ralph has an excellent chance of final ascension.