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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)

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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)
Translations of “envious”
in Arabic حَسود…
in Korean 부러워하는…
in Portuguese invejoso…
in Catalan envejós…
in Japanese うらやましい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羡慕的, 忌妒的…
in Turkish kıskanç, gıpta eden…
in Russian завидующий, завистливый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羡慕的, 忌妒的…
in Italian invidioso…
in Polish zazdrosny…
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