- The definition of jealousy is a state or feeling of being envious or of wanting what someone else has.
The emotion that you feel when you watch your true love marry another person is an example of jealousy.
A woman experiences jealousy over this couples affection.
jealousy definition by Webster's New World
- the quality or condition of being jealous
- pl. jealousies an instance of this; jealous feeling
Origin: Middle English jalousie ; from Old French gelosie ; from gelos: see jealous
jealousy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. jeal·ous·ies
- A jealous attitude or disposition.
- Close vigilance.