envy noun Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
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envy

noun
 
 
/ˈenvi/
B2 [U] the feeling that you wish you had something that someone else has: I watched with envy as he climbed into his brand new sports car.Envy and jealousy
be the envy of sb to be liked and wanted by someone: Her new office was the envy of the whole company.Envy and jealousy
Translations of “envy”
in Arabic حَسَد…
in Korean 부러움…
in Malaysian berasa iri hati…
in French jalousie…
in Turkish kıskançlık, gıpta, imrenme…
in Italian invidia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羡慕, 忌妒…
in Russian зависть…
in Polish zazdrość…
in Vietnamese sự thèm muốn…
in Spanish envidia…
in Portuguese inveja…
in Thai ความอิจฉา…
in German der Neid…
in Catalan enveja…
in Japanese うらやましさ…
in Indonesian iri hati…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羡慕, 忌妒…
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