Envy

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Definition

to be filled with envy: to be very envious, jealous, covetous
noun
After seeing Philip's new Mercedes, Kevin was filled with envy and he immediately wanted one.

to envy: to be jealous of, to covet, to crave
verb
I envy you. I am jealous of you, I would like to be in your position.

envious: to be jealous; to want or desire someone or something that you do not have.
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: After seeing Philip's new Mercedes, Kevin was filled with envy.
US: I really envy you, Mr. Millionaire.
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Examples

  • "His fragrances are famous all over the world, and his talents are envied by all of our competitors."
  • "His fragrances are famous all over the world, and his talents are envied by all our competitors."

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