Learn English – Alternative word for jealous (without the negative connotations)


I was wondering whether there is a word similar to jealousy but without the negative connotations? For example, if I really admired someone for their memory and wished mine could be as good – however, I didn't feel begrudging of their good memory, or wished I could have good memory and they didn't.
Basically, a word meaning I'm happy for someone for their good fortune, but wished I also had it.

Thank you 🙂

Best Answer

Envious is a term which fits your description.