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envy

Pronunciation: /ˈenvi/

Translation of envy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • envidia (feminine) 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/verbo transitivo (envies, envying, envied)

  • envidiar I envy her le tengo or me da envidia, la envidio to envy sb sth envidiarle algo a algn I envy you your good fortune te envidio la suerte que tienes I don't envy him the responsibility no le envidio la responsabilidad

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