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envy

 
a desire to have another's possessions or qualities for oneself.
penis envy in psychoanalysis, the concept that the female envies the male his possession of a penis, first described by Freud as occurring during the phallic stage in little girls as they become aware of anatomical differences between the sexes. It is often used more broadly for the women's generalized envy of men or their characteristics.

en·vy

(en'vē),
One's feeling of discontent or jealousy resulting from comparison with another person.

envy

/en·vy/ (en´ve) a desire to have another´s possessions or qualities for oneself.
penis envy  (en´ve) the concept that the female envies the male his possession of a penis or, more generally, any of his characteristics.

envy

Unhappiness about or the wish to possess qualities, physical attributes, or belongings of someone else.
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He said: "Yeah, you could be a bit envious of what Derby have spent, they have invested heavily.
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I show that, in equilibrium, envious workers will choose the same allocation as that chosen by their co-worker to eliminate the disutility from envy.
It sounds like she is envious of you in some way and trying to impress you.
The former England star admits he is envious of the support young players receive now, and added he spent much of his early days watching Mike Gatting eat curries and drink pints of beer
Karl Aquino, the study reveals that envious employees are more likely to undermine peers if they feel disconnected from others.
SIR Alex Ferguson has admitted he still gets envious when he compares Manchester United's European record to that of the continent's other heavyweights.
We've heard about traditional ways to avoid the evil eye by saying 'Masha Allah' in front of the person who is envious.
People ask me if I'm envious of other people's spending," said Hodgson.