noun jeal·ou·sy \ˈje-lə-sē\

: 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

plural jeal·ou·sies

Full Definition of JEALOUSY

:  a jealous disposition, attitude, or feeling
:  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.

First Known Use of JEALOUSY

13th century

Rhymes with JEALOUSY


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