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ˈdʒɛl əsjeal·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covetous, envious, jealousadjective

    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, overjealousadjective

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

    "a jealous lover"

Wiktionary

  1. jealousadjective

    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. jealousadjective

    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. jealousadjective

    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. Jealousadjective

    zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful

  2. Jealousadjective

    apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful

  3. Jealousadjective

    exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry

  4. Jealousadjective

    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. Donald Trump:

    I'm a little jealous. Are you getting all the credit? you know that means the end of his job.

  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. Heather Daniels -LRB- @heatheerdaniels -RRB-:

    My uncle lives in Washington, where there are no In-N-Out restaurants, so my grandma would send him pictures of the food to make him jealous, so Heather Daniels -LRB- @heatheerdaniels -RRB- would just have my grandpa hold up the food, so that way my uncle misses my grandpa and the food !

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    People who live in the world of light are often envied by people from the world of darkness. Those jealous people always try every manipulation to drag the wonderful people of the world of light into their dark depressing world. Never allow yourself to be pulled down and mucked up into their mucky world of darkness and ignorance. Continue your journey on your pre-planned path illuminated with the shining bright light of Knowledge and Truth. A Viaxe Continua!

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