Definitions for jealousˈdʒɛl əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jeal•ousˈdʒɛl əs(adj.)

  1. resentful and envious, as of someone's success, advantages, etc.:

    to be jealous of a rich brother.

  2. proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment:

    a jealous rage.

  3. inclined to suspicions of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love:

    a jealous husband.

  4. watchful in guarding something:

    to be jealous of one's independence.

  5. intolerant of unfaithfulness or rivalry:

    The Lord is a jealous God.

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Origin of jealous:

1175–1225; ME jelous, gelos < OF gelos < VL *zēlōsus= LL zēl(us)zeal+ōsus -ose1


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jealous(adjective)ˈdʒɛl əs

    feeling unhappy because sb has sth you want

    I was so jealous of my cousin's beautiful hair.

  2. jealousˈdʒɛl əs

    feeling angry because sb you love romantically shows interest in sb else

    Her boyfriend looked jealous.; She watched him jealously.


  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


  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.

Anagrams of jealous

  1. jalouse

Translations for jealous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(with of ) feeling or showing envy

She is jealous of her sister.

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