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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jealousy

plural jealousies

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

  2. 2 :  zealous vigilance

Examples of jealousy in a sentence

  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


JEALOUSY Defined for Kids

jealousy

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noun jeal·ou·sy \ˈje-lə-sē\

Definition of jealousy for Students

plural jealousies

  1. 1 :  a feeling of unhappiness and anger caused by a belief that a loved one might be unfaithful

  2. 2 :  a feeling of unhappiness caused by wanting what someone else has





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