enviously enviously  /ˈɛn vi əs li/


  • (adv) with jealousy; in an envious manner



  1. Some conservatives have enviously groused about leftists occupying cabinet posts they had coveted for themselves.
  2. In the industrial areas, groups of unemployed gaze enviously through factory fences at those lucky enough to be working.


  • Why does Candy Crush Saga need TV ads?

    In the heady and fast-paced world of online marketing, we're often told that achieving social media awareness is the 'promised land' - we dream of things 'going viral', watching enviously as the likes of Gangnam Style rocket up the YouTube charts and wondering why the stuff we create for our clients don't achieve the same level of awareness.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: e-Consultancy


  1. "People are already looking enviously at this water," Doyle said.
    on May 27, 2008 By: Jim Doyle Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "I was just out of rehab at that point," says Wainwright. "So I watched enviously as others lost their minds. It was like watching Chekhov."
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Rufus Wainwright Source: Rolling Stone

  3. Giving the annual Demos security lecture, Sir Richard said: "It would perhaps not be revealing a great secret to add that the rest of Whitehall, particularly in the international sphere, has looked on enviously as extra resources have been allocated...
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Richard Mottram Source: Times Online

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