green-eyed monster


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green-eyed monster

n.
Jealousy.

[From the association of envy with the color green.]

green′-eyed` mon′ster


n.
jealousy.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green-eyed monster - a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)green-eyed monster - a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
enviousness, envy - a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
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He may likewise be pleased to remember the suspicion which he had conceived of Jones at Upton, upon his finding him in the room with Mrs Waters; and, though sufficient reasons had afterwards appeared entirely to clear up that suspicion, yet now the reading so handsome a character of Mr Jones from his wife, caused him to reflect that she likewise was in the inn at the same time, and jumbled together such a confusion of circumstances in a head which was naturally none of the clearest, that the whole produced that green-eyed monster mentioned by Shakespear in his tragedy of Othello.
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