What does jealousy mean?

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ˈdʒɛl ə sijeal·ousy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jealousy, green-eyed monster(noun)

    a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)

  2. jealousy(noun)

    zealous vigilance

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

Wiktionary

  1. jealousy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: jalousie, see jealous, -y.

  2. jealousy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: jalousie, see jealous, -y.

  3. jealousy(Noun)

    Envy towards another's possessions

    Etymology: jalousie, see jealous, -y.

  4. jealousy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: jalousie, see jealous, -y.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jealousy(noun)

    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

    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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  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. Havelock Ellis:

    Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

  2. Melaine Rawn, "Dragon Prince 1: Dragon Prince":

    In that instant he learned what jealousy was. He wanted to know the name of every other man she had ever looked at, whether they had touched her- and most especially where to find these men so that he could kill them.

  3. Clifford Villalon:

    Too much love is expressed in hatred. Don't let jealousy overpower love.

  4. Sadie Robertson:

    I'm just going to be straight up honest with everything, i struggle with jealousy, and I struggle with comparing myself to other people...I'm just like any other girl. I look in the mirror and I pick out a flaw.

  5. Justin Bieber:

    There's a lot of things I need to work on. Forgiveness things, jealousy things, insecurities that I didn't even realize I had until I chose to spend my life with you. Realized there were blind spots in my life that I didn't realize I had.

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