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 formsen·vy·ing·ly, adverbun·en·vied, adjectiveun·en·vy·ing, adjectiveun·en·vy·ing·ly, adverb
Can be confusedenvy jealousy (see synonym study at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for envies
Treaty of Seville; a part to be acted on the world-theatre, with applauses, with envies, almost from the very demi-gods?History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
It is absurd to disapprove of what one envies, or to wish a good thing were no more because it has passed out of our possession.And Even Now|Max Beerbohm
No man ever envies us the nimbleness by which we can elude logic and get at truth?The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
He hears of no swordsman but he envies his reputation, and must needs put his valour to the proof.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott
The world wants our coal, envies us for having it, fears us because of it.Conservation Through Engineering|Franklin K. Lane
British Dictionary definitions for envies
noun plural -vies
verb -vies, -vying or -vied
Derived Formsenvier, nounenvyingly, adverb
Word Origin for envy
Idioms and Phrases with envies
see green with envy.