Definition of green-eyed in English:

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1Having green eyes: a portrait of a young, green-eyed girl
1.1Envious or jealous: this is where I get a bit green-eyed and bitter


the green-eyed monster

Jealousy personified.
From Shakespeare's Othello ( iii. iii. 166)
Example sentences
  • A staggeringly beautiful face, a body to die for, highly successful and brains to boot - the green-eyed monster in all of us would almost wish her personality to be something less - but it's not!
  • However, I have to admit that the green-eyed monster sometimes rears its head when I compare my puny attempts with those of your experts.
  • He realises that it's another attack of the green-eyed monster.

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Syllabification: green-eyed

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