jealousy


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jeal·ous·y

 (jĕl′ə-sē)
n. pl. jeal·ous·ies
1. A jealous attitude or disposition. See Usage Note at jealous.
2. Close vigilance.

jealousy

(ˈdʒɛləsɪ)
n, pl -ousies
the state or quality of being jealous. Also called (obsolete): jealoushood

jeal•ous•y

(ˈdʒɛl ə si)

n., pl. -ous•ies.
1. the quality or state of being jealous.
2. an instance of being jealous; a jealous feeling, disposition, state, or mood: petty jealousies.
syn: See envy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jealousy - a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)jealousy - 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
2.jealousy - zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard
alertness, vigilance, watchfulness, wakefulness - the process of paying close and continuous attention; "wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter"; "vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue"

jealousy

noun
1. suspicion, distrust, mistrust, possessiveness, doubt, spite, resentment, wariness, ill-will, dubiety At first his jealousy only showed in small ways - he didn't mind me talking to other guys.
Related words
fear zelophobia
Quotations
"O! Beware, my lord, of jealousy;"
"It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock"
"The meat it feeds on" [William Shakespeare Othello]
"Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave" Bible: Song of Solomon
"It is not love that is blind, but jealousy" [Lawrence Durrell Justine]
"Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies" [Elizabeth Bowen The House in Paris]
"Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it" [Duc de la Rochefoucauld Maxims]
"Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity in the person who causes it" [Duc de la Rochefoucauld Maxims]
"Love that is fed by jealousy dies hard" [Ovid Remedia Amoris]
"To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter" [Françoise Sagan La Chamade]
"Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love" [George Eliot The Mill on the Floss]
"the injured lover's hell" [John Milton Paradise Lost]

jealousy

noun
Resentful or painful desire for another's advantages:
Translations
غَيْرَه
žárlivostzávist
jalousi
ĵaluzo
mustasukkaisuus
féltékenység
afbrÿîisemi; öfund
žiarlivosť
ljubosumjezavist
kıskançlık

jealousy

[ˈdʒeləsɪ] N
1. [of husband, wife, lover] → celos mpl
2. (= envy) [of possessions, qualities] → envidia f

jealousy

[ˈdʒɛləsi] njalousie f

jealousy

nEifersucht f (→ of auf +acc); (= envy: of sb’s possessions, success etc) → Neid m, → Missgunst f; their small-minded, petty jealousiesihre engstirnigen, kleinlichen Eifersüchteleien pl

jealousy

[ˈdʒɛləsɪ] ngelosia

jealous

(ˈdʒeləs) adjective
1. (with of) feeling or showing envy. She is jealous of her sister.
2. having feelings of dislike for any possible rivals (especially in love). a jealous husband.
ˈjealously adverb
ˈjealousy noun

jeal·ou·sy

n. celos.
References in classic literature ?
Instead of their being "joined in affection" and free from all apprehension of different "interests," envy and jealousy would soon extinguish confidence and affection, and the partial interests of each confederacy, instead of the general interests of all America, would be the only objects of their policy and pursuits.
But I, by some strange miracle, live on A prey to absence, jealousy, disdain; Racked by suspicion as by certainty; Forgotten, left to feed my flame alone.
Jealous is every virtue of the others, and a dreadful thing is jealousy.
Jealousy according to his notions was an insult to one's wife, and one ought to have confidence in one's wife.
He preferred the anguish of jealousy to the anguish of separation.
Hence arose another evil, which produced no little uneasiness to the poor pedagogue, of whom she maintained so constant a jealousy, that he durst hardly speak to one woman in the parish; for the least degree of civility, or even correspondence, with any female, was sure to bring his wife upon her back, and his own.
Then he felt a jealousy which be could never have believed possible awakening within him, a jealousy which made him redden with shame and indignation: "One might condone the captain, but this one
An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.
Henry Crawford had trifled with her feelings; but she had very long allowed and even sought his attentions, with a jealousy of her sister so reasonable as ought to have been their cure; and now that the conviction of his preference for Maria had been forced on her, she submitted to it without any alarm for Maria's situation, or any endeavour at rational tranquillity for herself.
She provoked the jealousy of the elderly magnate and told him what she had told her other suitor; that is, she put the matter so that the only way for him to obtain a right over her was to marry her.
No fair-minded girl objects to a certain tinge of jealousy.
The following observations will show that, like most other objections against the Constitution, it can only proceed from a partial view of the subject, or from a jealousy which discolors and disfigures every object which is beheld.