envy : 侧重指因别人获得了自己本想获得的东西或成就而产生妒忌。
- He couldn't conceal his envy of me.
- She felt a pang of envy at the thought of his success.
- They looked with envy at her latest purchase.
- Her colleagues were green with envy (= they had very strong feelings of envy ) .
jealousy : 强调对别人占有的东西恼恨不满。
- At first his jealousy only showed in small ways — he didn't mind me talking to other guys.
- She gave vent to her anger and jealousy.
- He is unselfish and above small jealousy and hatred.