a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.
“she felt a twinge of envy for the people on board”
synonyms: jealousy, covetousness; More
a person or thing that inspires envy.
“their national health service is the envy of many in Europe”
synonyms: finest, best, pride, top, cream, jewel, flower, leading light, the crème de la crème More
verb: envy; 3rd person present: envies; past tense: envied; past participle: envied; gerund or present participle: envying
desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable attribute belonging to (someone else)
This definition is complete horseshit, what good is a dictionary anyway?
Envy is a horrible thing, the erroneous coveting of something someone else has it should say, it isn’t just anything at anytime at all that one wants that makes him/her envious, that is what this dictionary says though.
Envy is also that which one wants that someone else has, errouneously of course, and it can cause harm to the situation.
The way this dictionary talks about it a child could have leukimia at twelve years old and still be envious of those kids that have their health, this is a horrible definition of envy and jealousy and it doesn’t make any sense.
A starving person who has no business starving in anyway is entirely incapable of envying those with good food.
This is envy, if one has more money than he could ever spends, his health, plenty of healthy food and drink, but he still wants that yacht that the other guy has for some stupid reason, he could become resentful as well and try and sabotage the other guy because of his ■■■■■■■■ feelings.
Envy may also cause you to treat someone like ■■■■ because someone else is treating them better than you, you erroneously blame the one recieving the better treatment instead of the one doing the treating.
See, this is what i do, it’s fun, and if i am to live eternally then i really should learn these things.