English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
a feeling of discontent aroused by someone else's possessions, achievements, or qualities
He admitted his feelings of envy towards his brother.
Synonyms
covetousness
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spite
Never had she met such spite and pettiness.
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resentment
Rigid policing can only feed resentment and undermine confidence.
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jealousy
Her beauty causes jealousy.
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bitterness
I still feel bitterness and anger.
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malice
There was no malice on his part.
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ill will
He didn't bear anyone any ill will.
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resentfulness
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enviousness (informal)
(verb) 
Definition
to wish that one had the possessions, achievements, or qualities of (someone else)
I have a famous brother and a lot of people envy me for that.
Synonyms
be jealous (of)
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resent
I resent being dependent on her.
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begrudge
I certainly don't begrudge him the Nobel Prize.
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be envious (of)
(verb) 
Definition
to wish that one had the possessions, achievements, or qualities of (someone else)
He envied her peace of mind.
Synonyms
covet
She coveted his job so openly that conversations between them were tense.
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desire
He was bored and desired change in his life.
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crave
There may be certain times of day when smokers crave a cigarette.
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aspire to
people who aspire to public office
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yearn for
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hanker after
I hankered after a floor-length suede coat.

Quotations

Nothing sharpens sight like envy [Thomas FullerGnomologia]
Our envy always lasts much longer than the happiness of those we envy [Duc de la RochefoucauldMaxims]Even success softens not the heart of the envious [PindarOdes]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of aspire to
people who aspire to public office
Synonyms
aim for,
hope for,
long for,
seek out,
dream about,
yearn for,
hunger for,
be eager for,
set your heart on,
set your sights on,
be ambitious for
in the sense of begrudge
Definition
to envy (someone) the possession of something
I certainly don't begrudge him the Nobel Prize.
Synonyms
be jealous of,
be envious of,
be resentful of
in the sense of bitterness
I still feel bitterness and anger.

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