Most of us use it interchangeably with jealousy. I suppose this is because some are jealous and envious at the same time. However, their definitions differ when we consider envy as an emotion. I witness it frequently while working. Today a peer was pulled from our normal process and given a separate project. The shade as it was announced was epic. When someone lacks another person’s talents, skill or advantages and clearly wants them for themselves ... witness eyes turn green.
“It is the character of very few to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.”