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English definition of “envious”


adjective     /ˈəs/
wishing you had what another person has: I'm very envious of your new coat - it's lovely. → Compare jealous → See also envy verbEnvy and jealousy enviously     /-li/ adverb I was looking enviously at your plate, wishing I'd had the fish.Envy and jealousy enviousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Envy and jealousy
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