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envy

Synonyms of envy in English:

noun

  • 1 Carla felt a sharp pang of envy
    jealousy, enviousness, covetousness, desire;
    resentment, resentfulness, bitterness, discontent, spite;
    [Antonyms] generosity
  • 2 France has a film industry that is the envy of Europe
    object/source of envy;
    best, finest, pride, top, cream, pick, choice, elite, prize, jewel, jewel in the crown, flower, paragon, leading light, glory, the crème de la crème
    [Antonyms] shame, dregs
  • verb

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  • 1 I admired and envied her
    be envious of, be jealous of;
    begrudge, grudge, be resentful of
    [Antonyms] be glad for
  • 2 most girls would have envied her lifestyle
    covet, be covetous of;
    desire, aspire to, wish for, want, long for, yearn for, hanker after/for, be consumed with desire for, crave, have one's heart set on
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