envy

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noun
ADJECTIVE
extreme
unconscious
class, social
penis

the Freudian concept of penis envy

… OF ENVY
tinge, touch

I detected a tinge of envy in her tone.

pang, stab, twinge

I felt a twinge of envy for the people who lived there.

VERB + ENVY
be consumed with, be green with, feel, have

I had no envy of his success.

express, show
arouse, excite, fill sb with, inspire

Her youth and looks aroused extreme envy in her rivals.

PREPOSITION
with envy

I look with envy on those lucky people with big families.

envy at

I was filled with envy at their adventurous lifestyle.

envy for

the envy she felt for her sister

PHRASES
be the envy of sb/sth

British television is the envy of the world (= is admired by everyone).

an object of envy

Her car was an object of envy among her friends.

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verb
ADVERB
greatly, really
secretly
almost
PREPOSITION
for

I secretly envied her for her good looks.


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