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jealous

jeal·ous

jealous

 
pronunciation:
je ls
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: Fearful of losing someone's affection, or of losing one's preferential position, to someone else.
She becomes jealous when her mother kisses and holds the new baby.
similar words:
possessive
definition 2: envious of the qualities, possessions, or achievements of another.
She was jealous of the freedom that her friends had.He had to admit that he was jealous of his wealthy brother.
synonyms:
envious
similar words:
covetous, green-eyed, resentful
definition 3: doubtful and suspicious of the faithfulness of someone for whom one has affection.
He has become so jealous that she can't even go out in the evening to choir practice.
synonyms:
mistrustful, suspicious
similar words:
possessive
definition 4: carefully watchful; vigilant.
He kept a jealous eye on all his possessions.
synonyms:
vigilant, wary, watchful
similar words:
careful, guarded, possessive
definition 5: esp. of a god, demanding absolute devotion.
They believe their god to be a jealous god.
derivations: jealously (adv.), jealousness (n.)
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