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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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Specifically, we examined how perceived risk affects the relationship between benign envy and risk taking, hypothesizing that benignly envious people would seek risk, as they perceive less threat in decisions involving risks than maliciously envious people do.
The dresses in this evening dress collection Envious Fashions recently showcased were made exclusively for the company so you can be sure if you purchased an evening dress from them it would not be seen or sold anywhere else.
If envy and gloating cause individuals to choose a riskier portfolio, and workers do not change their allocations over time, there is a great risk that workers will have less wealth at retirement than if they were not envious, especially if returns are low.
We often hear that people who feel envious of their colleagues try to bring them down by spreading negative rumours, withholding useful information, or secretly sabotaging their work," says Prof.
Meanwhile, his competitor is envious and copies the theme by changing the idea just enough to make it look different.
Ferguson said: "The expectation has always been high with regard to the European scene and you do get envious of other clubs' great record in Europe.
Hnadi Al-Hassoon, a Syrian housewife, is living a very narrow life as she does not trust her friends and always fears someone will become envious of her lifestyle and happy marriage.
Most people would be very envious about me getting the chance to work with those three players.
In the envious the thirst for social advancement is insatiable.
I AM not usually a jealous or envious person, but the Echo's recent coverage of D-Day commemorations brought to mind a time when I most certainly was experiencing these negative feelings, and a lot more besides.
I did not write that Socialism "is the ideology of the envious and lazy.
As with everybody else in that envious position so far, it did not happen, but setting a new course record of 61 at the Italian Open and equalling the lowest round of his 20-year Tour career was good enough for the Ryder Cup Swede, who leads by two from England's Mark Foster and South African Hennie Otto at halfway.