noun, plural en·vies.
verb (used with object), en·vied, en·vy·ing.
verb (used without object), en·vied, en·vy·ing.
Origin of envy
Examples from the Web for envied
Maybe at one point I would have envied these students who grew up in privileged families so often laden with trust funds.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How you envied her, set yourself up in opposition to all that.
To his peers, he's an all-star eccentric who is pitied or clucked over protectively as often as he is envied.
As the years passed, I envied women who nonchalantly mentioned their periods as nothing more than a minor irritation.
My brother is a professional artist, and I always sort of envied him.
Annie-Many-Ponies, turning her eyes disappointedly from the empty mesa, envied the hawk his swift-winged freedom.The Heritage of the Sioux|B.M. Bower
Having no expensive tastes, they regarded themselves as well-to-do and envied no one.A Bookful of Girls|Anna Fuller
I never gave him anything; but I envied him his trade and his broom, and the money that continually fell into his old hat.The History of Samuel Titmarsh|William Makepeace Thackeray
That he was envied and hated is most true, but he was still more feared than either.The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Julia Pardoe
Mr. Parnell had made his entry into the city, and the occasion was one of a triumph such as an Emperor might have envied.Sketches In The House (1893)|T. P. O'Connor
noun plural -vies
verb -vies, -vying or -vied
Word Origin for envy
late 14c., from Old French envier, from envie (see envy (n.)). Related: Envied; envying.
late 13c., from Old French envie "envy, jealousy, rivalry" (10c.), from Latin invidia "envy, jealousy," from invidus "envious," from invidere "envy," earlier "look at (with malice), cast an evil eye upon," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + videre "to see" (see vision).
Similar formations in Avestan nipashnaka "envious," also "look at;" Old Church Slavonic zavideti "to envy," from videti "to see;" Lithuanian pavydeti "to envy," related to veizdeti "to see, to look at."
see green with envy.