Saturday, May 19, 2007

Jealousy/Envy

jeal·ous·y
–noun, plural

1. jealous resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another's success or advantage itself.

en·vy
–noun

1. a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.

—Synonyms 1. enviousness. Envy and jealousy are very close in meaning. Envy denotes a longing to possess something awarded to or achieved by another: to feel envy when a friend inherits a fortune. Jealousy, on the other hand, denotes a feeling of resentment that another has gained something that one more rightfully deserves: to feel jealousy when a coworker receives a promotion.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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