jealousy

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noun jeal·ou·sy \ˈje-lə-sē\

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


JEALOUSY Defined for English Language Learners

jealousy

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noun jeal·ou·sy \ˈje-lə-sē\

Definition of jealousy for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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