Meaning of “envious” in the English Dictionary

"envious" in British English

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enviousadjective

uk /ˈen.vi.əs/ us /ˈen.vi.əs/
enviously
adverb uk /ˈen.vi.əs.li/ us /ˈen.vi.əs.li/

I was looking enviously at your plate, wishing I'd had the fish.
enviousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈen.vi.əs.nəs/ us /ˈen.vi.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “envious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"envious" in American English

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enviousadjective

us /ˈen·vi·əs/

wanting something another person has:

I’m envious of people that have those big boats.

(Definition of “envious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)