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jealousy

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noun jeal·ou·sy \ˈje-lə-sē\

Simple Definition of jealousy

  • : an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has

  • : an unhappy or angry feeling caused by the belief that someone you love (such as your husband or wife) likes or is liked by someone else

Full Definition of jealousy

plural jeal·ou·sies

  1. 1 :  a jealous disposition, attitude, or feeling

  2. 2 :  zealous vigilance

Examples of jealousy

  1. petty jealousies among political rivals

  2. a marriage ruined by infidelity and jealousy

  3. He was driven crazy with jealousy.

  4. He was unable to control his jealousies.



13th Century

First Known Use of jealousy

13th century

Rhymes with jealousy



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