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envious

adjective uk   us   /ˈen.vi.əs/
wishing you had what another person has: I'm very envious of your new coat - it's beautiful.
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enviously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
I was looking enviously at your plate, wishing I'd had the fish.
enviousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “envious”
in Korean 부러워하는…
in Arabic حَسود…
in Portuguese invejoso…
in Catalan envejós…
in Japanese うらやましい…
in Italian invidioso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羡慕的, 忌妒的…
in Russian завидующий, завистливый…
in Turkish kıskanç, gıpta eden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羡慕的, 忌妒的…
in Polish zazdrosny…
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