Jealousy
Jealousy Jeal"ous*y, n.; pl. {Jealousies}. [ F. jalousie. See {Jealous}, and cf. {Jalousie}.] The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases directly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover. [1913 Webster]

I was jealous for jealousy. --Zech. viii. 2. [1913 Webster]

Jealousy is the . . . apprehension of superiority. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]

Whoever had qualities to alarm our jealousy, had excellence to deserve our fondness. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]


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