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verb [transitive] envy pronunciation in British English /ˈenvi/
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present tense
present participleenvying
past tenseenvied
past participleenvied
  1. to have the unhappy feeling of wanting to be like someone else or have what they have
    I envy people who are always confident.
    envy someone something: I envy you your view of the ocean.



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