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
1 : a jealous disposition, attitude, or feeling
2 : zealous vigilance
Examples of jealousy in a sentence
petty jealousies among political rivals
a marriage ruined by infidelity and jealousy
He was driven crazy with jealousy.
He was unable to control his jealousies.
First Known Use of jealousy
Rhymes with jealousy
JEALOUSY Defined for Kids
Definition of jealousy for Students
1 : a feeling of unhappiness and anger caused by a belief that a loved one might be unfaithful
2 : a feeling of unhappiness caused by wanting what someone else has
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up jealousy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).