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. Olivier Giroud:

    I would have preferred to have Henry on our side, to give me and the other French forwards advice, but I am not too jealous.

  2. Clare Boothe Luce:

    Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Women are so intensely, internally and innately jealous of one another that a woman may forgive a man who does not admire her outer beauty, but not if he applauds to call her female colleague a pretty lady.

  4. Clarence Darrow:

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

  5. Michael DeVito:

    Ulrich was highly intoxicated and was in a jealous rage, he banged [the chickens] on the ground to kill them and snapped the heads off.

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