Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay

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Envy vs. Jealousy

OK, my logophilic friends, the excellent nmc has asked in his journal: what is the difference between envy and jealousy?

My suggestion is that jealousy has more resentment to it than envy does. With envy, one simply wishes that one had what another has; jealousy has a shade more of the "and if I can't have it, I don't see why they should" to it.

How would you draw the distinction?

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