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.
Recent Examples of jealousy from the Web
That just opens you up to all of the corrosive behaviors in the emotional closet, like competitiveness, bean-counting, jealousy, insecurity, possessiveness.
And conjuring up this bae jail that imprisons potential future peen from anyone else just adds another complicated layer of jealousy to a friendship.
Establishment conservatives may be prone to mistake their jealousy for a principled conviction that Mr. Bannon is unsocialized and dangerous.
The Rams might have set foot in the Rose Bowl and felt a twinge of jealousy.
Bell does an excellent job capturing Rabbit’s jealousy.
Jane Cox’s lighting is appropriately flat and glaring—some of the scenes actually gave me a headache—and as unsubtle (red is for blood, green for jealousy) as the rest of the show.
Last week, IRL Matt bit the dust after Shelby killed him in a fit of jealousy, Rory, Sidney, Alyssa, and Agnes were all murdered, and the cannibal neighbors kidnapped Lee, Monet, and Audrey and forced them to eat a piece of Lee’s leg.
The competition foreshadowed his eight-medal haul at the next year’s Olympics, in Athens, and also the jealousy his success would engender.
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jealousy vs. envy
Depending on who you ask, jealousy and envy are either exact synonyms, totally different words, or near-synonyms with some degree of semantic overlap and some differences. It is difficult to make the case, based on the evidence of usage that we have, for either of the first two possibilities. Both jealousy and envy are often used to indicate that a person is covetous of something that someone else has, but jealousy carries the particular sense of “zealous vigilance” and tends to be applied more exclusively to feelings of protectiveness regarding one’s own advantages or attachments. In the domain of romance, it is more commonly found than envy. If you were to say “your salt-shaker collection fills me with jealousy,” most people would take it to mean much the same thing as “your salt-shaker collection fills me with envy.” But if someone made a flirtatious comment to your partner, you would likely say that it caused you jealousy, not envy.
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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