What is the difference between enviable and envious?
envious and 'jealous' mean the same thing
If you are jealous, you feel like you have a rival or competitor.
You have a strong dislike or hatred for the person that has something.
You are mostly angry at a person that has something you think you should have.
Jealous or jealousy is often used to talk about relationships.
What is the definition of 'envious'?
The word 'envious' has a little nicer meaning.
If you are envious, you feel unhappy or sad that you don't have what someone else has.
You don't hate the person that has those things,
you just feel like you should have them too.
Although 'envious' is a little more positive than 'jealous', it can still have a bad meaning.
Be careful when using this word in writing.
You might be misunderstood without gestures or tone of voice.
When speaking, you can use the phrase 'I'm so jealous!' or 'I'm so envious!' almost interchangeable. Both of these phrases mean 'I'm so happy for you, I wish I could do that or have that!'.
The word 'enviable' has the most positive of feelings of all these words.
It means 'exciting envy' or 'fortunate or very desirable'.
This word is often used to describe positions or responsibilities.