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English definition of “envy”

envy

noun [U]     /ˈen.vi/
B2 the feeling that you wish you had something that someone else has: I watched with envy as she set off for the airport. → Compare jealousyEnvy and jealousy be the envy of sb C2 to be liked and wanted by a lot of people: Her hair is the envy of the office.Envy and jealousy
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