Definition of jealousy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛləsi/

noun (plural jealousies)

[mass noun]
The state or feeling of being jealous: a sharp pang of jealousy [count noun]: resentments and jealousies festered
More example sentences
  • I wonder if their fear is really jealousy and resentment at the initiative of today's generation.
  • It deals with envy and jealousy and how these emotions cause so much unnecessary suffering in our lives.
  • Sometimes Sara looks at Sarah's school friends and feels a pang of jealousy, of anger.
envy, enviousness, covetousness, desire;
resentment, resentfulness, bitterness, discontent, spite, grudge
suspicion, suspiciousness, distrust, mistrust, doubt, insecurity, anxiety;
apprehension about rivals, possessiveness, overprotectiveness
protectiveness, defensiveness, vigilance, watchfulness, heedfulness, mindfulness, care, solicitousness, attentiveness


Middle English: from Old French gelosie, from gelos (see jealous).

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