envied envied  /ˈɛn vid/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
  2. (n) spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  3. (v) feel envious towards; admire enviously
  4. (v) be envious of; set one's heart on

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Today, in a time of globalization, Eurasians are envied for a look and a biculturalism that have become bankable commodities.
  2. They loved their cheap, easy-to-clean Formica countertops, but envied and longed for the authentic touch and timelessness of marble and wood.
  3. Few living Americans have been so resented, envied and vilified, but in certain ways his career is distinguished by decency and he hasn't got much credit for it.

News

  1. Christ Church of Oak Brook organist hits the right notes

    OAK BROOK — Those who attend services at Christ Church of Oak Brook have benefitted since 1977 from Devon Hollingsworth scratching an itch. Hollingsworth, 66, has served for the past 36 years as the church’s primary organist and also provides music for the church’s media ministry. “My parents took us to church; I grew up in that environment and always envied the organist,” he said. “It’s just ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Doings Oak Brook

  2. Tony Awards: Scarlett Johansson hides her famous curves in little black dress

    She’s envied for her womanly figure, but a noticeably slimmed-down Scarlett Johansson appeared to be a world away from her formerly curvaceous self at...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "They were the ultimate in cool," said film historian Leonard Maltin. "I think guys admired and envied them, women wanted to be with them, and I think Joey Bishop's deadpan style of comedy suited that group well. He was a combination straight...
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Leonard Maltin Source: NDTV.com

  2. "The British subsidized theater is admired and envied throughout the world," Ms. Mirren said in a statement released by Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theater, the country's largest subsidized stage company.
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Helen Mirren Source: New York Times

  3. "Even to those who managed to survive, it was hell where they envied the dead," Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba told the crowd, describing scenes from the bombing such as charred faces and torn clothes.
    on Aug 5, 2007 By: Tadatoshi Akiba Source: China Daily

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periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /