What does jealous mean?

Definitions for jealousˈdʒɛl əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. jealous, green-eyed, overjealous(adj)

    suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival

    "a jealous lover"

Wiktionary

  1. jealous(Adjective)

    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.

  2. jealous(Adjective)

    Protective, zealously guarding, careful in the protection of something one has or appreciates.

  3. jealous(Adjective)

    Envious; feeling resentful of someone for a perceived advantage, material or otherwise.

  4. Origin: First coined 1382, jalous, from zelosus, from ζῆλος, from ζηλόω. Cognate to zeal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jealous(adj)

    zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful

  2. Jealous(adj)

    apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful

  3. Jealous(adj)

    exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry

  4. Jealous(adj)

    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

Freebase

  1. Jealous

    "Jealous" is the first single by Dir En Grey and was released on May 10, 1998. The music videos of the title track and the B-side "Unknown・・・Despair・・・a Lost" are featured on the VHS Mousou Toukakugeki. A piano-vocal duet version of "Jealous" was later included on the "[KR] Cube" single. "Jealous" is to date, not featured on a studio album. A re-recording of "Unknown・・・Despair・・・a Lost" appears on their 2013 mini-album The Unraveling.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jealous

    jel′us, adj. suspicious of or incensed at rivalry: anxious to defend the honour of.—adv. Jeal′ously.—ns. Jeal′ousy, Jeal′oushood (Shak.), Jeal′ousness. [O. Fr. jalous (mod. Fr. jaloux)—L. zelus—Gr. zēlos, emulation.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jealous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jealous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Lake is jealous of mountain; mountain is jealous of lake!

  2. Clarence Darrow:

    Liberty is the most jealous and exacting mistress that can beguile the soul and brain of man.

  3. Afghanistan Sara Bahai:

    Male passengers are very jealous and often abuse me, but I don't care what they think of me, I am not afraid. I will change the country with whatever ability I have to do so.

  4. Dara Murphy:

    While other member states, given we compete for inward investment, may be jealous of the success that Ireland has had, I think to hitch the wagon to our regulatory system is inaccurate, unfounded and ill-judged.

  5. Patrick Henry:

    Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

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