jealous

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  • adj.
    1. Fearful or wary of being supplanted; apprehensive of losing affection or position.
      1. Resentful or bitter in rivalry; envious: jealous of the success of others.
      2. Inclined to suspect rivalry.
    2. Having to do with or arising from feelings of envy, apprehension, or bitterness: jealous thoughts.
    3. Vigilant in guarding something: We are jealous of our good name.
    4. Intolerant of disloyalty or infidelity; autocratic: a jealous God.

    [Middle English jelous, from Old French gelos, jealous, zealous, from Vulgar Latin *zēlōsus, from Late Latin zēlus, zeal. See zeal.]

    jealously jeal'ous·ly adv.
    jealousness jeal'ous·ness n.

    SYNONYMS  jealous, covetous, envious. These adjectives mean resentfully or painfully desirous of another's advantages: jealous of a friend's success; covetous of my neighbor's possessions; envious of their art collection.


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