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English definition of “envious”

envious

adjective uk   /ˈen.vi.əs/ us  
wishing you had what another person has: I'm very envious of your new coat - it's beautiful.
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Envy and jealousy
enviously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I was looking enviously at your plate, wishing I'd had the fish.Envy and jealousy
enviousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Envy and jealousy
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