Definitions for jealousˈdʒɛl əs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
resentful and envious, as of someone's success, advantages, etc.:
to be jealous of a rich brother.
proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment:
a jealous rage.
inclined to suspicions of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love:
a jealous husband.
watchful in guarding something:
to be jealous of one's independence.
intolerant of unfaithfulness or rivalry:
The Lord is a jealous God.
Origin of jealous:
1175–1225; ME jelous, gelos < OF gelos < VL *zēlōsus= LL zēl(us)zeal+ōsus -ose1
covetous, envious, jealous(adj)
showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
"he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"
jealous, green-eyed, overjealous(adj)
suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
"a jealous lover"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
feeling unhappy because sb has sth you want
I was so jealous of my cousin's beautiful hair.
feeling angry because sb you love romantically shows interest in sb else
Her boyfriend looked jealous.; She watched him jealously.
Suspecting rivalry in love; troubled by worries that one might have been replaced in someone's affections; suspicious of a lover or spouse's fidelity.
Protective, zealously guarding, careful in the protection of something one has or appreciates.
Envious; feeling resentful of someone for a perceived advantage, material or otherwise.
Origin: First coined 1382, jalous, from zelosus, from ζῆλος, from ζηλόω. Cognate to zeal.
zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful
apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful
exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry
disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover
Translations for jealous
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(with of ) feeling or showing envy
She is jealous of her sister.
- jaloers, naywerAfrikaans
- ciumentoPortuguese (BR)
- jaloux; skinsygDanish
- jaloux (de)French
- skaudīgs; nenovīdīgsLatvian
- iri hatiMalay
- misunnelig, sjaluNorwegian
- كستمن، كست كارPashto
- invidios (pe)Romanian
- kıskanç, çekemeyenTurkish
- 嫉妒的Chinese (Trad.)
- заздрісний; завидющийUkrainian
- ghen tịVietnamese
- 妒忌的Chinese (Simp.)
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