- the green-eyed monster
- invidia (Latin)
- discontent at another's good fortune
- jaundiced eye
- jealous competition
- be content
- be confident
Other Word Forms of Envy
Origin of Envy
From Middle English envie, from Old French envie, from Latin invidia (“envy”), from invidere (“to look at with malice”) from in + videre ("on, upon" + "to look, see"). Displaced native Middle English ande, onde (“envy”) (from Old English anda, onda (“breath, emotion, envy, hatred, grudge, dislike”)), Middle English nithe, nith (“envy, malice”) (from Old English nīþ (“envy, hatred, malice, spite, jealousy”)).
Middle English envie from Old French from Latin invidia from invidus envious from invidēre to look at with envy in- in, on en–1 vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots V., from Middle English envien from Old French envier from Latin invidēre
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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