- jealous resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another's success or advantage itself.
- mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.
- vigilance in maintaining or guarding something.
- a jealous feeling, disposition, state, or mood.
Origin of jealousy
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Examples from the Web for jealousy
However, her jealousy drove her so much that she wanted to be seen at the wedding.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her
The Brothers Grimm
November 30, 2014
Hours later, he confessed to having shot his girlfriend out of jealousy.The Shocking Death of Miss Honduras
November 19, 2014
So yeah, a lot of the press about Martin Amis is fueled by jealousy.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies
Ronald K. Fried
October 9, 2014
Their relationship was messy and sordid and full of lies and jealousy and betrayal and backstabbing.How to Get Away With Gayness: Shonda Rhimes Kills TV’s Sex Stereotypes
September 25, 2014
Grilled about whether his statements stemmed from racism or jealousy, as he has claimed, Sterling started to stumble.Donald Sterling’s Insane Attempt at Damage Control Fails Miserably
May 13, 2014
The jealousy of the European powers, too, protects the Turk.
All the magical phrases in the play are phrases of jealousy, passion, and pity.
He should therefore smile at the futile attempt to excite his jealousy.
"Hamlet" is a drama of pathetic weakness, strengthened by a drama of revenge and jealousy.
Sidney's half-days at home were occasions for agonies of jealousy on Carlotta's part.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- the state or quality of being jealous
Word Origin and History for jealousy
c.1200, of God; c.1300, of persons, from Old French jalousie "enthusiasm, love, longing, jealousy" (12c.), from jalos (see jealous). Meaning "zeal, fervor, devotion" is late 14c.