I am not often envious, no matter how low into the negative my bank account dips.
Our duly elected president knows how it feels to have been dogged for years by the envious and the intimidated.
But what if they also know that making us happy or sad or angry or envious would make us more likely to want what they have?
Does he really believe that jobless Americans are simply 'envious'?
A keen sailor, I was envious of the crew on board having the chance to sail on these stunning, shimmering blue waters.
Charles had little reason to be envious of the possession by his neighbour Lewis, of the country known as New France.
"The mountain shall not wed the sea," muttered the envious air.
Lady Katrine stood by, and when she found that these were for Helen, her envious indignation broke forth.
But if I was a blundering amateur in all this, they were not so much discourteous as envious.
He knew that Nat was a favorite, in school and out, with all who knew him, and so he was envious and vindictive.
c.1300, from Anglo-French envious, Old French envieus (13c.), earlier envidius (12c., Modern French envieux), from Latin invidiosus "full of envy" (source of Spanish envidioso, Italian invidioso, Portuguese invejoso), from invidia (see envy). Related: Enviously; enviousness.