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Meaning of envy

en•vy

Pronunciation: (en'vē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -vies, -vied, -vy•ing.
—n.
  1. a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.
  2. an object of envious feeling: Her intelligence made her the envy of her classmates.
  3. ill will.
—v.t.
  1. to regard with envy; be envious of: He envies her the position she has achieved in her profession.
—v.i.
  1. to be affected with envy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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