Jealousy meaning

jĕlə-sē
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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.

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(archaic) A close concern for someone or something, solicitude, vigilance.
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A jealous attitude or disposition.
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Close vigilance.
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The quality or condition of being jealous.
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An instance of this; jealous feeling.
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A jealous attitude or disposition.
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(uncountable) A state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc., from fears of infidelity.
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(countable) A resentment towards someone for a perceived advantage or superiority they hold.
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Envy towards another's possessions.
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Origin of jealousy