green-eyed monster

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green-eyed monster

n.
Jealousy.

[From the association of envy with the color green.]
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green′-eyed` mon′ster


n.
jealousy.
[1590–1600]
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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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