envy - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈenvi/
present tense
I/you/we/theyenvy
he/she/itenvies
present participleenvying
past tenseenvied
past participleenvied
  1. to have the unhappy feeling of wanting to be like someone else or have what they have

    I envy people who are always confident.

    envy someone something:

    I envy you your view of the ocean.