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
JEALOUSY Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
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