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
Synonyms for envy
Related Words for enviedcovet, begrudge, crave, yearn, resent, desire, grudge, hunger, long, hanker, lust, thirst, want
Examples from the Web for envied
Contemporary Examples of 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
How you envied her, set yourself up in opposition to all that.Why Does Everyone Hate Lea Michele?
October 9, 2014
To his peers, he's an all-star eccentric who is pitied or clucked over protectively as often as he is envied.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
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.How I Write: David Baldacci
March 19, 2014
Historical Examples of envied
His rival could no longer enjoy the boat which he had envied him.Brave and Bold
It isn't true that the weak and poor are to be envied beyond the powerful.The Bacillus of Beauty
Weren't they, after all, to be envied, rooted as they were in their solid simplicity?Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
If you were envied, why should you sharpen envy, and file up its teeth to an edge?
With what cheerfulness will I assign over this envied estate!
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.