Translation of "envy" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈen·vi/ us /ˈen·vi/

the feeling of wanting something that someone else has

I watched with envy as he climbed into his brand new car.
verb uk /ˈen·vi/ us /ˈen·vi/ present participle envying, past tense and past participle envied

to want something that someone else has

I envy her good looks.

(Translation of “envy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈenvi/

a feeling of discontent at another’s good fortune or success

She could not conceal her envy of me / at my success.
enviable adjective

(opposite unenviable) that is to be envied

She spoke in public with enviable ease.
envious adjective

feeling or showing envy

I’m envious of her talents.
the envy of

something envied by

objeto de envidia
Her piano-playing was the envy of her sisters.

(Translation of “envy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)