Jealous

  • 1 Jealous — Jeal ous, a. [OE. jalous, gelus, OF. jalous, F. jaloux, LL. zelosus zealous, fr. zelus emulation, zeal, jealousy, Gr. zh^los. See {Zeal}, and cf. {Zealous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful. [1913 Webster] I… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 jealous — [jel′əs] adj. [ME jelous < OFr gelos < ML zelosus: see ZEAL] 1. very watchful or careful in guarding or keeping [jealous of one s rights] 2. a) resentfully suspicious of a rival or a rival s influence [a husband jealous of other men] b)… …

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  • 3 jealous — (adj.) c.1200, gelus, later jelus (early 14c.), possessive and suspicious, originally in the context of sexuality or romance; in general use late 14c.; also in a more positive sense, fond, amorous, ardent, from c.1300, from O.Fr. jalos keen,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 jealous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) envious of someone else s achievements or advantages. 2) resentful of someone regarded as a sexual rival. 3) fiercely protective of one s rights or possessions: they kept a jealous eye over their interests. 4) (of God) demanding… …

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  • 5 jealous — I adjective begrudging, competitive, covetous, desiring, desirous, discontented, disposed to envy, dissatisfied, distrustful, doubting, envious, greedy, grudging, invidus, lividus, longing, possessive, rival, suspicious II index resentful,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 jealous — *envious Analogous words: suspicious, mistrustful (see corresponding nouns at UNCERTAINTY): *doubtful, dubious: vigilant, *watchful, alert: distrusting, mistrusting (see DISTRUST) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 jealous — [adj] desirous; wary anxious, apprehensive, attentive, begrudging, covetous, demanding, doubting, emulous, envious, envying, grabby, grasping, green eyed, grudging, guarded, intolerant, invidious, jaundiced, mistrustful, monopolizing, possessive …

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  • 8 jealous — jeal|ous [ˈdʒeləs] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: jelous, from Late Latin zelus; ZEAL] 1.) feeling angry and unhappy because someone has something that you wish you had →↑envious jealous of ▪ Why are you so jealous of his success? ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 jealous — jeal|ous [ dʒeləs ] adjective * 1. ) slightly angry because someone else has something you would like, or can do something you would like to do: I expect some of your colleagues will be jealous. jealous of: Other girls were jealous of her good… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 jealous — adjective 1) he was jealous of his sister s popularity Syn: envious, covetous, desirous; resentful, grudging, begrudging, green (with envy) Ant: proud, admiring 2) a jealous lover Syn …

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  • 11 jealous */ — UK [ˈdʒeləs] / US adjective 1) unhappy because someone has something that you would like or can do something that you would like to do I expect some of your colleagues will be jealous. jealous of: Other girls were jealous of her good looks. 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 jealous — adjective 1 feeling angry and unhappy because someone has something that you would like envious (+ of): Why are you so jealous of his success? | make sb jealous: It makes me jealous, seeing all these women with babies. 2 feeling angry and unhappy …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 jealous — jealously, adv. jealousness, n. /jel euhs/, adj. 1. feeling resentment against someone because of that person s rivalry, success, or advantages (often fol. by of): He was jealous of his rich brother. 2. feeling resentment because of another s… …

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  • 14 jealous — 01. Jeevan is very [jealous], and gets nervous when his girlfriend talks with other guys. 02. Elena became quite [jealous] of her little brother when he was born, and got angry when her mother was too busy with him to play with her. 03. The young …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 jealous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, sound ▪ become, get, grow ▪ make sb ▪ Ignore her she s only trying to make you jea …

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  • 16 jealous — [[t]ʤe̱ləs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is jealous, they feel angry or bitter because they think that another person is trying to take a lover or friend, or a possession, away from them. She got insanely jealous and there was a terrible fight.… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 jealous — jeal•ous [[t]ˈdʒɛl əs[/t]] adj. 1) resentful and envious, as of someone s success, advantages, etc.: to be jealous of a rich brother[/ex] 2) proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment: a jealous rage[/ex] 3) inclined to suspicions of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 jealous — adjective 1) jealous of his brother Syn: envious, covetous, resentful, grudging, green with envy 2) a jealous lover Syn: suspicious, distrustful, possessive, proprietorial, overprotective …

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  • 19 jealous — /ˈdʒɛləs / (say jeluhs) adjective 1. (sometimes followed by of) feeling resentment against a successful rival, or at success, advantages, etc. 2. characterised by or proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment: jealous intrigues. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 jealous — adjective a) Suspecting rivalry in love; troubled by worries that one might have been replaced in someones affections; suspicious of a lover or spouses fidelity. I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. b) Protective, zealously… …

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