English - Vietnamese Dictionary
envy /'envɔi/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự thèm muốn, sự ghen tị, sự đố kỵ
- vật làm người ta thèm muốn; người làm người ta ghen tị; lý do làm người ta thèm muốn, lý do làm người ta ghen tị
- his strength is the envy of the school: sức khoẻ của anh ta là cái mà trong trường ai cũng thèm muốn
- ngoại động từ
- thèm muốn, ghen tị, đố kỵ
+a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
+spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)
+feel envious towards; admire enviously
+be envious of; set one's heart on
Advanced English Dictionary
1 jealousy, enviousness, resentment:
She was consumed with envy of anyone who had more money than she did.
2 covetousness, desire, longing:
3 covet, begrudge, resent:
He envies his brother and his new car.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ noun [U] ~ (of sb)
~ (at / of sth) the feeling of wanting to be in the same situation as sb else; the feeling of wanting sth that sb else has: He couldn't conceal his envy of me. + She felt a pang of envy at the thought of his success. + They looked with envy at her latest purchase. + Her colleagues were green with envy (= they had very strong feelings of envy).
Idioms: be the envy of sb/sth to be a person or thing that other people admire and that causes feelings of envy: British television is the envy of the world.
See also - ENVIABLE, ENVIOUS
+ verb (envies, envying, envied, envied) to wish you had the same qualities, possessions, opportunities, etc. as sb else: [VN] He envied her-she seemed to have everything she could possibly want. + She has always envied my success. + [VNN] I don't envy Ed that job (= I am pleased I do not have it). + [VN -ing] I envy you having such a close family.
extreme | unconscious | class, social
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.
I look with envy on those lucky people with big families.
| ~ at
I was filled with envy at their adventurous lifestyle.
| ~ for
the envy she felt for her sister
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 in the neighbourhood.
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