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 for Envy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Envy \En"vy\, n.; pl. Envies. [F. envie, L. invidia envious;
     akin to invidere to look askance at, to look with enmity; in
     against + videre to see. See Vision.]
     1. Malice; ill will; spite. [Obs.]
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              If he evade us there,
              Enforce him with his envy to the people. --Shak.
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     2. Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the
        sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied
        with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal
        advantages; malicious grudging; -- usually followed by of;
        as, they did this in envy of C[ae]sar.
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              Envy is a repining at the prosperity or good of
              another, or anger and displeasure at any good of
              another which we want, or any advantage another hath
              above us.                             --Ray.
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              No bliss
              Enjoyed by us excites his envy more.  --Milton.
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              Envy, to which the ignoble mind's a slave,
              Is emulation in the learned or brave. --Pope.
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     3. Emulation; rivalry. [Obs.]
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              Such as cleanliness and decency
              Prompt to a virtuous envy.            --Ford.
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     4. Public odium; ill repute. [Obs.]
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              To lay the envy of the war upon Cicero. --B. Jonson.
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     5. An object of envious notice or feeling.
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              This constitution in former days used to be the envy
              of the world.                         --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Envy \En"vy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Envied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Envying.] [F. envier.]
     1. To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a
        feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any
        one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or
        good fortune and a longing to possess it.
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              A woman does not envy a man for his fighting
              courage, nor a man a woman for her beauty.
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              Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.
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     2. To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or
        repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or
        good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.);
        to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.
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              I have seen thee fight,
              When I have envied thy behavior.      --Shak.
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              Jeffrey . . . had actually envied his friends their
              cool mountain breezes.                --Froude.
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     3. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
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              Or climb his knee the envied kiss to share. --T.
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     4. To do harm to; to injure; to disparage. [Obs.]
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              If I make a lie
              To gain your love and envy my best mistress,
              Put me against a wall.                --J. Fletcher.
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     5. To hate. [Obs.] --Marlowe.
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     6. To emulate. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Envy \En"vy\, v. i.
     1. To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything
        with grudging and longing eyes; -- used especially with
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              Who would envy at the prosperity of the wicked?
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To show malice or ill will; to rail. [Obs.] "He has . . .
        envied against the people." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have
           something that is possessed by another [syn: envy,
      2: spite and resentment at seeing the success of another
         (personified as one of the deadly sins) [syn: envy,
      v 1: feel envious towards; admire enviously
      2: be envious of; set one's heart on [syn: envy, begrudge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "envy":
     Faustianism, acedia, anger, avarice, avaritia, begrudge,
     cast envious eyes, cold comfort, covet, covetousness, crave,
     deadly sin, desire, disappointment, discontent, discontentedness,
     discontentment, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness,
     divine discontent, enviousness, gluttony, greed,
     green-eyed jealousy, green-eyed monster, grudge, grudging, gula,
     hanker, heartburn, heartburning, horn-madness, ill humor, invidia,
     invidiousness, ira, jalousie, jaundice, jaundiced eye, jealousness,
     jealousy, long, longing, lust, luxuria, peevishness, petulance,
     pride, querulousness, rebelliousness, resent, resentment,
     restiveness, restlessness, sloth, sourness, sulkiness, superbia,
     uneasiness, unfulfillment, unhappiness, unpleasure, unsatisfaction,
     vexation of spirit, want, wrath, yearn

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  ENVY, n.  Emulation adapted to the meanest capacity.

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