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envy
American English: /ˈɛnvi/
British English: /ˈɛnvi/

Translation of envy in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • I was filled with envy at his success
    su éxito me llenó de envidia
    eaten up with envy
    carcomido or corroído por la envidia
    her beauty excited the envy of the other women
    las otras envidiaban su belleza
    you'll be the envy of the whole school
    serás la envidia de toda la escuela
    Example sentences
    • Full of self-doubt and lack of true self-esteem, the hero's emotions express themselves in extravagant, paranoid projections, envies and resentments - most of which he foists onto his indirect or mediated rival.
    • ‘I may have a lot of bad qualities like jealousy, envy and anger, but it takes a long time for anyone to really irk me,’ says the actor.
    • Love cancels resentment, envy and jealousy and replaces them with kindness, forbearance and cordiality.

transitive verb envies, envying, envied

  • I envy her
    le tengo or me da envidia
    la envidio
    to envy somebody something
    envidiarle algo a alguien
    I envy you your good fortune
    te envidio la suerte que tienes
    I don't envy him the responsibility
    no le envidio la responsabilidad
    Example sentences
    • She imagined her home even lovelier than it was now, and she imagined everyone admiring her, envying her, wishing they, too, had such a gift.
    • You must mark out your territory as an artist, so that others learn to envy you and aspire to what you are doing.
    • Borges' characters can similarly be said to envy women their desire that they cannot understand and do not dare explore.

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