(n.) Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages; malicious grudging; -- usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of Caesar.
(n.) Emulation; rivalry.
(n.) Public odium; ill repute.
(n.) An object of envious notice or feeling.
(v. t.) To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or good fortune and a longing to possess it.
(v. t.) To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.
(v. t.) To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
(v. t.) To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.
(v. t.) To hate.
(v. t.) To emulate.
(v. i.) To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with at.
(v. i.) To show malice or ill will; to rail.
(1) In this book, he dismisses Freud's idea of penis envy - "Freud got it spectacularly wrong" - and said "women don't envy the penis.
(2) We are prepared to be honest with people and say that we will all need to chip in a little more.” The party’s health spokesman, Norman Lamb, said: “The NHS was once the envy of the world and this pledge is the first step in restoring it to where it should be.
(3) In a series of analyses guided by intuitive hypotheses, the Smith and Ellsworth theoretical approach, and a relatively unconstrained, open-ended exploration of the data, the situations were found to vary with respect to the emotions of pride, jealousy or envy, pride in the other, boredom, and happiness.
(4) It is difficult for me to resist a slight sense of envy for those anxiously awaiting A-level results this morning, although this may seem perverse.
(5) And this naturally provokes envy and jealousy.” Asked when they fell out, Blatter said: “It was after he was elected Uefa president in 2007.
(6) A later phase of penis envy usually represents a regressive effort to resolve oedipal conflicts.
(7) Self-envy interpretation may help the analyst to deal with the transferential pressure exercised by these patients, and as a consequence improving the 'working space' and providing a better analytical objectivity.
(8) I am looking forward to working closely with him to ensure the BBC's television portfolio remains the envy of the broadcasting world."
(9) Owing to its confusional characteristics, envy is always subtly disguised and hardly ever appears in a straightforward manner.
(10) This confused, less than beautiful, apparently dysfunctional city – the physical result of so much trauma and division – becomes charming, full of life and the envy of other cities, not for its beauty or its wealth but because of its vitality.
(11) Using skills acquired in his first job with the accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers and his second, buying and selling companies for JP Morgan, he minted a commercial model from the calm opulence of United's discreet Mayfair office that soon became the envy of the football world.
(12) • Try to ignore the noise around you: the chatter, the parties, the reviews, the envy, the shame.
(13) Franklin puts the more personal criticism made of writers down to envy, blaming bloggers, and thinks British literary culture is uniquely mean.
(14) Envy or jealousy always destroys unity, even inside one household.
(15) Botín's father, Emilio, executive chairman of the Santander group, was behind the takeover of Abbey National in 2004 and pounced on Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley during the 2008 banking crisis, in deals much envied by rivals.
(16) The functions of these 'successful defence' manoeuvres are to obviate any feelings of an awareness of envy, although they may be overtly envious attacks within themselves, secondly they nullify any awareness of dependence, and also nullify awareness of need and illness, and thirdly they maintain the narcissistic organization by producing a successful identificate.
(17) Afterwards, she was "suddenly beautiful", and though the attention this brought was occasionally useful, mostly it was just a pain in the butt: the tiresome suggestions that she had only got on thanks to her appearance; the hurtful ire of that other great feminist, Betty Friedan, whose loathing of Steinem seemed mostly to be motivated by envy.
(18) Traditional drive-defense or object instinctual explanations tend to diminish awareness of the importance of self-esteem in the experience of envy.
(19) I envy those who have not yet read The Iliad, if such there are.
(20) To be sure, envy reactions to any patient are significant, whether they simply distort the therapist's perception or contribute to a deeper understanding of the patient.
(adv.) In a grudging manner.
(1) Trawling through the private telephone conversations of royals, politicians and celebrities in the hope of picking up scandalous gossip is not seen as legitimate news gathering and the techniques of entrapment which led to the recent Pakistani match-fixing scandal , although grudgingly admired in this particular case, are derided as manufacturing the news.
(2) Governor Phil Bryant only offered a grudging acceptance of the order, saying the court had overreached into states’ rights and was “certainly out of step with the majority of Mississippians”.
(3) The praise from supporters of other clubs and some commentators was grudging and qualified.
(4) Consider their peerless dead parrot sketch which, in many people's memories, ends when Cleese does his huge rant, and Palin grudgingly offers to replace the bird.
(5) On a personal level, no one could grudge Snodgrass his hat-trick in Malta after the kneecap injury that earlier disrupted his career and international journey.
(6) The doomsday scenario privately discussed at both party conferences so far was the grudging election of a largest party of whichever flavour, but without the majority or mandate to fight its way out of a paper bag.
(7) Lance Armstrong held the meanest grudges in cycling, in effect ruining the career of Christophe Bassons after the French rider dared to talk publicly about doping.
(8) It's a belated recognition of this verdict that has spurred a new debate on the centre-right, with pragmatists from influential skills minister Matthew Hancock to key players at the Daily Telegraph moving beyond grudging acceptance of the existence of the minimum wage to making a more full-throated case for strengthening it.
(9) I feel that if this doesn't happen this situation will lead to discord and grudge."
(10) The view of most people I've talked to is that he's improved the paper and there is a grudging respect for what he's done among what I would call the literati of US journalism."
(11) Despite the irony of being an arch-scandaliser who found himself out-scandalised, Brenton doesn't bear a grudge.
(12) But infiltrators are not the only, or indeed the main problem; around three-quarters of the killings are prompted by personal grudges, the Nato-led mission to Afghanistan estimates.
(13) The other 200 or so Tory MPs who supported the prime minister did so grudgingly, Downing Street has been told.
(14) Female Tory MPs, struggling to be heard by sections of their party, speak with grudging admiration of Cooper's skill in sounding like someone who earns a relatively low wage and uses the night bus rather than a highly educated career politician.
(15) She is very bad in the afternoons, she says and tasks that bore her, like letter-writing and paperwork, are only grudgingly and belatedly attended to.
(16) While Mancunian hostilities resume at Old Trafford, and Roy Keane leads United against City, Haaland will be at home in his west Yorkshire village nursing a bad knee and an even worse grudge.
(17) There is no common thread, little evidence of infiltration and the majority of such attacks are the result of personal grudges.
(18) However gravely his voice, he is also thin-skinned and notorious for holding grudges , and I suspect that even his glad-handing of the Tea Party is merely in service of a larger goal: getting Liz elected.
(19) As a result, both governments could propose short-term reductions in pensions, unemployment benefit, wider welfare benefits and public sector wages as part of the package and get grudging acceptance.
(20) This condition had been grudgingly accepted by Yemen's official opposition parties, though the protesters on the streets, together with international human rights organisations, found it abhorrent.