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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.
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One's feeling of discontent or jealousy resulting from comparison with another person.
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Unhappiness about or the wish to possess qualities, physical attributes, or belongings of someone else.
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