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 envy
I envy my refusenik friends their steadfast commitments to stay in, and contentment in doing so.
I don’t think that happened in the ‘90s and the ‘80s and I wonder if there’s a purity to that that I envy sometimes.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had found the one and only thing in the entire universe for which Ben Bradlee might envy me: my age.
I envy Muslims their practice of regular and genuine prayer.
Many in the neighboring North Caucasus republics say they envy Chechnya its strong leader.
She was resigned to the appreciation of women only, and these had in their appreciation narrowness of mind, malignity, and envy.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
His magnificence and his jewels were the admiration and envy of his contemporaries.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
And indeed, any one might envy him the work on such a morning.Glengarry Schooldays|Ralph Connor
Envy has been in your heart, and you have not driven it away.Child Life in Prose|Various
He was a cabinet-maker, and the camp-table he made for us was the envy of the whole camp.Overland Tales|Josephine Clifford
British Dictionary definitions for envy
noun plural -vies
verb -vies, -vying or -vied
Derived Formsenvier, nounenvyingly, adverb
Word Origin for envy
Idioms and Phrases with envy
see green with envy.