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Greed vs. Envy

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Greednoun

A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.

‘His greed was his undoing.’;

Envynoun

Resentful desire of something possessed by another or others (but not limited to material possessions).

Greednoun

An eager desire or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.

Envynoun

An object of envious notice or feeling.

Greednoun

excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves

Envynoun

(obsolete) Hatred, enmity, ill-feeling.

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Greednoun

reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Envynoun

(obsolete) Emulation; rivalry.

Greednoun

intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food

‘the colonists' greed for African land’; ‘mercenaries who had allowed greed to overtake their principles’; ‘greed has taken over football’;

Envynoun

(obsolete) Public odium; ill repute.

Greed

Greed (or avarice) is an uncontrolled longing for increase in the acquisition or use of material gain (be it food, money, land, or animate/inanimate possessions); or social value, such as status, or power. Greed has been identified as undesirable throughout known human history because it creates behavior-conflict between personal and social goals.

Envyverb

(transitive) To feel displeasure or hatred towards (someone) for their good fortune or possessions.

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Envyverb

To have envious feelings (at).

Envyverb

To give (something) to (someone) grudgingly or reluctantly; to begrudge.

Envyverb

(obsolete) To show malice or ill will; to rail.

‘He has...envied against the people.’;

Envyverb

(obsolete) To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.

Envyverb

(obsolete) To hate.

Envyverb

(obsolete) To emulate.

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Envynoun

Malice; ill will; spite.

‘If he evade us there,Enforce him with his envy to the people.’;

Envynoun

Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages; malicious grudging; - usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of Cæsar.

‘Envy is a repining at the prosperity or good of another, or anger and displeasure at any good of another which we want, or any advantage another hath above us.’; ‘No blissEnjoyed by us excites his envy more.’; ‘Envy, to which the ignoble mind's a slave,Is emulation in the learned or brave.’;

Envynoun

Emulation; rivalry.

‘Such as cleanliness and decencyPrompt to a virtuous envy.’;

Envynoun

Public odium; ill repute.

‘To lay the envy of the war upon Cicero.’;

Envynoun

An object of envious notice or feeling.

‘This constitution in former days used to be the envy of the world.’;

Envyverb

To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or good fortune and a longing to possess it.

‘A woman does not envy a man for his fighting courage, nor a man a woman for her beauty.’; ‘Whoever envies another confesses his superiority.’;

Envyverb

To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.

‘I have seen thee fight,When I have envied thy behavior.’; ‘Jeffrey . . . had actually envied his friends their cool mountain breezes.’;

Envyverb

To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.

‘Or climb his knee the envied kiss to share.’;

Envyverb

To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.

‘If I make a lieTo gain your love and envy my best mistress,Put me against a wall.’;

Envyverb

To hate.

Envyverb

To emulate.

Envyverb

To be filled with envious feelings; to regard anything with grudging and longing eyes; - used especially with at.

‘Who would envy at the prosperity of the wicked?’;

Envyverb

To show malice or ill will; to rail.

Envynoun

a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something possessed by another

Envynoun

spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Envyverb

feel envious towards; admire enviously

Envyverb

be envious of; set one's heart on

Envynoun

a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck

‘she felt a twinge of envy for the people on board’;

Envynoun

a person or thing that inspires envy

‘France has a film industry that is the envy of Europe’;

Envyverb

desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable thing belonging to (someone else)

‘I envy Jane her happiness’; ‘he envied people who did not have to work at the weekends’;

Envyverb

desire for oneself (something belonging to another)

‘a lifestyle which most of us would envy’;

Envy

Envy (from Latin invidia) is an emotion which occurs when a person lacks another's superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.Aristotle defined envy as pain at the sight of another's good fortune, stirred by . Bertrand Russell said that envy was one of the most potent causes of unhappiness.

‘those who have what we ought to have’;

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