English dictionary

envy meaning and definition

ENVY noun

Definition of envy (noun)

  1. a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
  2. spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)

ENVY verb

Definition of envy (verb)

  1. feel envious towards; admire enviously
  2. be envious of; set one's heart on
Source: Princeton University Wordnet