envy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛnvi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛnvi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(envē)


Inflections of 'envy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": envies
Inflections of 'envy' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
envies
v 3rd person singular
envying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
envied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
envied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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envy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. envy (her) [fortune, luck, talent, success, good looks]
  2. envied him (for) his [fortune]
  3. envied by [all, everyone, most]
  4. envied by her [friends, family, coworkers]
  5. I (really) envy you
  6. I (certainly) don't envy you!
  7. [lifestyle, talent, beauty] is to be envied
  8. envy the ease with which
n
  1. is the envy of [others, everyone, everybody, the whole class]
  2. is the envy of her [friends, coworkers, classmates]
  3. made him green with envy
  4. is the [reason, source] of all envy
  5. no [need, reason] to feel envy
  6. felt a [hint, twinge, bit] of envy (for)
  7. their [coastline, film industry, cuisine] is the envy of [Europe]
  8. envy and [hatred, greed, jealousy]
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