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 envying
She cast her glances right and left, seeing them and envying.Married Life|May Edginton
To be familiar and endearing with them all—and so make me mad with envying them.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
And wondering he went away, envying him the love that kept its own divine fire burning for him on his hearth.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
The guests spent most of their time admiring and envying this Croesus.Nat Goodwin's Book|Nat C. Goodwin
His brothers and sisters regarded his new magnificence with envying admiration.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar
British Dictionary definitions for envying
noun plural -vies
verb -vies, -vying or -vied
Derived Formsenvier, nounenvyingly, adverb
Word Origin for envy
Idioms and Phrases with envying
see green with envy.