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Definition of envious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

envious

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈɛnviəs//
 
envious (of somebody/something)
 
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wanting to be in the same situation as someone else; wanting something that someone else has Everyone is so envious of her. They were envious of his success. He saw the envious look in the other boy's eyes.
 
adverb They look enviously at the success of their competitors. see also envy
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