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Negative EmotionPlay
Envious often implies a sense of bitterness and longing for what others have. SlideHe felt envious when he saw his coworker receiving praise.
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Subtle YearningPlay
'Envious of' indicates a quiet desire for something someone else possesses without malice. SlideShe gave an envious of glance at the designer dresses.
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Not Just ObjectsPlay
Envious can also refer to talents, abilities, or achievements of others, not just physical possessions. SlideHe was envious of her ability to speak multiple languages fluently.