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English definition of “envy”

envy

verb [T]  /ˈen·vi/ us  
to wish that you had a quality or possession that another person has: I envy people so much who feel carefree.

envy

noun [U]  /ˈen·vi/ us  
the feeling that you wish you had something that someone else has: His new car is the envy of (= liked and wanted by) all his friends.
(Definition of envy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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