What does jealousy mean?

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ˈdʒɛl ə sijeal·ousy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jealousy, green-eyed monsternoun

    a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)

  2. jealousynoun

    zealous vigilance

    "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard

Wiktionary

  1. jealousynoun

    A state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc., from fears of infidelity.

  2. jealousynoun

    A resentment towards someone for a perceived advantage or superiority they hold.

  3. jealousynoun

    Envy towards another's possessions

  4. jealousynoun

    A close concern for someone or something, solicitude, vigilance.

  5. Etymology: jalousie, see jealous, -y.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jealousynoun

    the quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases nearly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover

  2. Etymology: [ F. jalousie. See Jealous, and cf. Jalousie.]

Freebase

  1. Jealousy

    Jealousy is an emotion and typically refers to the negative thoughts and frustrated feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something that the person values, particularly in reference to a human connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of presenting emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust. In the original broad meaning used in this article, jealousy is distinct from envy, though the two terms have popularly become synonymous in the English language, with both now taking on the narrower definition originally used for envy alone. Jealousy is a familiar experience in human relationships. It has been observed in infants five months and older. Some claim that jealousy is seen in every culture; however, others claim jealousy is a culture-specific phenomenon. Jealousy is often reinforced as a series of particularly strong emotions and constructed as a universal human experience; it has been a theme of many artistic works. Psychologists have proposed several models of the processes underlying jealousy and have identified factors that result in jealousy. Sociologists have demonstrated that cultural beliefs and values play an important role in determining what triggers jealousy and what constitutes socially acceptable expressions of jealousy. Biologists have identified factors that may unconsciously influence the expression of jealousy. Artists have explored the theme of jealousy in photographs, paintings, movies, songs, plays, poems, and books. Theologians have offered religious views of jealousy based on the scriptures of their respective faiths.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Jealousy

    An irrational reaction compounded of grief, loss of self-esteem, enmity against the rival and self criticism.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jealousy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jealousy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of jealousy in a Sentence

  1. Salvador Dali:

    The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Each one of us breathes with the jealousy. However, it depends on that one prevents the jealousy or jealousy poisons one.

  3. Bill Nelson:

    When a place gets so tribal that the two tribes won't have anything to do with each other... that jealousy turns into hate, and we saw what happened to the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda, it turned into a genocide. A million-people hacked to death within a few months. And we have got to watch what's happening here.

  4. Gentleman Graham:

    Oprah quarantining Stedman in her guest house was pretty lavish, yet laughable, but that is their reality. So rather than jealousy, I feel joy knowing some things haven't changed.

  5. Lamine Diaby-Fadiga:

    That affected me mentally and my difficult situation contrasted starkly the success and aura of Kasper Dolbergs, my teammate, i took it out on Kasper Dolbergs without having any reason to do so, maybe a bit because of jealousy. Instead of trying to battle on the pitch to provide Kasper Dolbergs with competition for places, I reacted stupidly towards Kasper Dolbergs.

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