envy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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en vee

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

  • A new study shows that dogs experience a simple form of what was once thought to be a very human emotion: envy.
  • As their colleagues watched with a mix of wonder and envy, they showed how their gizmo, which was dubbed a transistor, could take an electric current, amplify it and switch it on .
  • The terms psychologists toss around to describe these feelings include survivor's guilt (why him and not me?), survivor's envy (thinking you might be better off gone too) and .
News & Articles


  • Simon Crean in Finance Markets (blog)
    Mr Crean added that the country's employment is the "envy of most of our major trading partners."
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in USA Today
    Iran is after the peaceful use of nuclear energy and we will strongly pursue and reach it despite the envy of our enemies,Khamenei said at a ceremony Tuesday honoring the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
  • Mel Gussow in New York Times
    As the Declaration's parchment has yellowed with age, America has become a rich nation whose ideals and economy have been the envy of the world. We have faced down many enemies at home and abroad. But one of the most dangerous threats confronting... Saxby Chambliss http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxby_Chambliss&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHawoEeyNDfmthYQedBfcCOrOo4rg TPMDC (blog) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/obama-gop-senators-using-their-power-to-hold-this-relief-hostage.php&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGbVlgVFBALmNjYlRp7hHi9AmGgnw Jul 3, 2010 33610 42840 enwrapped The words tumble so fast, enwrapped in alliteration, clogged with onomatopoeia, choked with assonance, bursting with bombast, snarled with metaphor, tangled with simile, submerged in verbiage that the bombarded audience (and reviewer at a critics'...

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