(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Feeling of envy
Nouns — jealousy, envy, covetousness, cupidity, desire, heartburn, jaundice, jaundiced eye; green- or yellow-eyed monster; distrust, mistrust, umbrage, spite, resentment; suspicion, doubt; anxiety (see care).
1. envy, turn green, covet; distrust, resent; suspect, doubt.
2. fill with envy, put one's nose out of joint, make one's mouth water.
Adjectives — jealous, jaundiced, green [with envy], covetous, envious; distrustful, resentful; doubtful, suspicious; anxious, concerned; apprehensive, watchful; intolerant, zealous, umbrageous.
Phrases — envy feeds on the living — it ceases when they are dead; the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence; nice work if you can get it.
Quotations — Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave (Bible), Oh! how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes (Shakespeare), The green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on (Shakespeare), To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter (Françoise Sagan), Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it (La Rochefoucauld).
Antonyms, see belief.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. resentment, possessiveness, suspicion; see doubt 1 , envy .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
envy, *green-eyed monster, resentment, grudge, begrudging, covetousness, spite, distrust, paranoia, suspicion. ''Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.''—Erica Jong. ''The fear or apprehension of superiority.''—William Shenstone.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Resentful or painful desire for another's advantages: covetousness, enviousness, envy. See DESIRE.

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