Meaning of “envy” in the English Dictionary

"envy" in English

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envyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈen.vi/ us /ˈen.vi/

B2 to wish that you had something that another person has:

I envy her ability to talk to people she's never met before.
[ + two objects ] I don't envy you the job of cooking for all those people.

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envynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈen.vi/ us /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.
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be the envy of sb

C2 to be liked and wanted by a lot of people:

Her hair is the envy of the office.

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

"envy" in American English

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envyverb [ T ]

us /ˈen·vi/

to wish that you had a quality or possession that another person has:

I envy people so much who feel carefree.

envynoun [ U ]

us /ˈen·vi/

the feeling that you wish you had something that someone else has:

His new car is the envy of (= liked and wanted by) all his friends.

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

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envy

I believe that the position we have now adopted on the information society in the widest sense is the envy of our main competitors.
Why does she envy him?
Let me just make one point clear: we do not envy this global player in the agriculture industry his economic success.
I did not envy the rapporteur.