envious envious  /ˈɛn vi əs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

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Usage(s):

  1. The pair, who complain of sniping by envious rivals, recently lost their Miss California Teen-USA franchise when the agreement came up for renewal.
  2. It can make people feel good or bad, envious or inferior, lucky or distraught.
  3. In a burst of envious outrage, Manhattan's Village Voice accused Kissinger of being a secret square posing as a swinger.

News

  1. Hedge Funds for the Masses?

    Those who caricature hedge fund managers portray them as rich, secretive market gurus who occupy cult status among admirers and envious followers. For many, the term "hedge fund" itself has an almost showbiz allure and the big names that occupy this space are certainly larger-than-life figures. Consider George Soros, who broke the Bank of England; John Paulson, the contrarian who foresaw the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News

  2. China's May Retail Sales Growth Misses Gov't Target; Exports Soft

    China said today retail sales grew 12.9% in May from a year earlier, an envious gain from by global standards but below the government’s full-year target at a time of worry in the country about the pace of economic growth.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "I thought it was a joke," Murray said. "Simon has always been rather envious of Charlton because we have had the success he has been striving for, with a wonderful stadium which we own."
    on Jun 1, 2006 By: Richard Murray Source: Independent

  2. "I took four weeks off and struggled," Paul Casey said after finishing 21 shots behind. "We have a saying in England that he was Rolls-Roycing it. You fire up the car and it purrs perfectly. I'm very envious."
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Paul Casey Source: Forbes

  3. "I must say, I'm a little envious," Mr Bush said. "If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you .........
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: President Bush Source: NEWS.com.au

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