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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.

  2. jealousadjective

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

  3. jealousadjective

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

  4. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    You boast what you already have yet feel insecure and jealous when you find the same in others. That's how fragile you're, Grow Up!

  4. 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 ruined.

  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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