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en•vy



Pronunciation: (en'vē), [key]
n., pl. -vies,
v., -vied, -vy•ing.


n.
1. a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.
2. an object of envious feeling: Her intelligence made her the envy of her classmates.
3. Obs.ill will.

v.t.
to regard with envy; be envious of: He envies her the position she has achieved in her profession.

v.i.
Obs.to be affected with envy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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