envy has definitions from the fields of religion,theology
[ verb ] feel envious towards; admire enviously

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

`` Wherefore also He [ God ] drove him [ man ] out of Paradise , and removed him far from the tree of life , not because He envied him the tree of life , as some venture to assert , but because He pitied him , [ and did not desire ] that he should continue a sinner for ever , nor that the sin which surrounded him should be immortal , and evil interminable and irremediable .

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Stevie envied him .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

She envied him .

Related terms


[ noun ] a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another

Used in print

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

fearful of being mistaken for a Jew , he seeks protection in his Nazi uniform ; clinging to the enemy Jew idea , he is forced to overcome habits of politeness and neighborliness ; once in power he begins to give_vent to a criminal opportunism that causes him to alternate between megalomania and envy of those above him .

[ verb ] be envious of; set one's heart on



Related terms

desire covet

[ noun ] (religion,theology) spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)



Related terms