What does jealous mean?

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ˈdʒɛl əsjeal·ous

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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.

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

  2. jealous(Adjective)

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

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

  3. jealous(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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.]

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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

Examples of jealous in a Sentence

  1. Food Network star Alton Brown:

    I will say this: I think that [Bourdain]is probably the best writer about food. I’m jealous of his work, he pokes a lot of things and that’s fine; you have to have critics, issue provocateurs, so to speak. I’m a fan, and the few times I’ve gotten to work with him I enjoyed it immensely.

  2. Clarence Darrow:

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

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A woman is so jealous that she often compares herself with her mother’s personality and even feels envious of her mom’s beauty, so how it could happen that she spares others & her mother-in-law.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Women are so jealous of one another that they can't wear even the same kind of dress in a party or get-together.

  5. Princess Nina Georgievna of Russia:

    Anastasia was madly jealous of me because I was taller than she was. As the daughter of the Emperor she thought she ought to tower over everyone.

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