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Definitions of jealous

  1. showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; " he was never covetous before he met her"; " jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; " envious of their art collection"; " he was green with envy"
  2. suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival; " a jealous lover"
  3. showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; " he was never covetous before he met her"; " jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; " envious of their art collection"
  4. Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful.
  5. Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful.
  6. Exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry.
  7. Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
  8. Jealousy.
  9. Full of, or characterized by, envy or suspicious fear; unwilling to have a rival, or fearful of a rival, in affection; anxiously suspicious or watchful.
  10. Jealously.
  11. Suspicious of or incensed at rivalry: anxious to defend the honor of.
  12. Suspicious of, or angry at, rivalry; zealous to defend.
  13. Apprehensive of being displaced by a rival.
  14. Anxiously watchful.
  15. Jealousness.
  16. Suspicious of rivalship; suspicious of not enjoying the affection or love of another; anxiously careful and concerned for anything.
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Usage examples for jealous

  1. He does not seem jealous in the least. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. Jealous of her own rights, she will respect the rights of others. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  3. He presented Paul to her, saying: This is the man I was jealous of, sister; I have found out to- day that he never deceived me. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  4. I was jealous of all her twenty- three years of life. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  5. She's only jealous of him. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  6. It's I who am jealous! – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  7. If you wish to be thought jealous, you say he was quite right; if you desire to seem generous, you say with equal conviction that he was quite wrong. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  8. Robin glanced at her with a half- jealous, half- anxious look, but her face was turned away from him. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  9. I'm jealous of him! – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  10. You will not remember now how cross, and jealous, and selfish I used to be. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  11. I suppose you are jealous of him. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  12. Then Mrs. Astley- Rolfe had reason to be jealous of Miss Manderson? – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  13. You will say, of course, that I was jealous of my husband. – A Circuit Rider's Wife by Corra Harris
  14. Some men are jealous of women who have property. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  15. Neale guessed why, and was actually jealous. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  16. I was jealous, I suppose. – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  17. Now Mary Morfe was jealous. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  18. Not jealous, oh, dear no! – Bijou by Gyp
  19. What a jealous, strange girl she is! – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
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