Ever felt green-eyed with envy?
Yeah, me too.
(Welcome to the human experience!)
I recently felt something uncomfortable when witnessing things that some of my friends have that I don't. I was unsure of whether to call it jealously or envy.
Upon looking up the definitions, I came across this great description on the Psychology Today website. It says: ".....envy is a two-person situation whereas jealousy is a three-person situation. Envy is a reaction to lacking something. Jealousy is a reaction to the threat of losing something (usually someone)".
I realized that what I was feeling was purely envy. And I actually came to enjoy it.