envy

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Synonyms for envy

be jealous (of)

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covet

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resentful or painful desire for another's advantages

to feel envy towards or for

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

spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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feel envious towards

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be envious of

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Kitty and Lydia were far from envying Miss Lucas, for Mr.
They are but dim ill-defined pictures that her narrow bit of an imagination can make of the future; but of every picture she is the central figure in fine clothes; Captain Donnithorne is very close to her, putting his arm round her, perhaps kissing her, and everybody else is admiring and envying her--especially Mary Burge, whose new print dress looks very contemptible by the side of Hetty's resplendent toilette.
The courtiers were satisfied with envying the prince.
Harvey had a notion that the greater part of America was filled with people discussing and envying his father's dollars.
The angels, not half so happy in Heaven, Went envying her and me; Yes