envyverb [T]uk /ˈen.vi/ us /ˈen.vi/
- Some of his colleagues envy the enormous wealth that he has amassed.
- Her luxurious lifestyle and personal ostentation were both hated and envied.
- I don't envy him his heavy workload.
- The man in the story starts to envy his friend's single lifestyle.
- She had always envied her sister's thick glossy hair and long willowy legs.
envynoun [U]uk /ˈen.vi/ us /ˈen.vi/
- Envy is one of the seven deadly sins.
- She felt a stab of envy when she saw all the expensive presents Zoe had been given for Christmas.
- She felt a faint stirring of envy when she heard that one of her colleagues had been promoted.
- Ben's heading off to Spain for the week and I'm green with envy.
- She felt a wave of envy towards her friend, on seeing how happy she was.