Associations to the word «Jealous»


JEALOUS, adjective. Suspecting rivalry in love; troubled by worries that one might have been replaced in someone's affections; suspicious of a lover or spouse's fidelity. [from 13th c.]
JEALOUS, adjective. Protective, zealously guarding, careful in the protection of something one has or appreciates. [from 14th c.]
JEALOUS, adjective. Envious; feeling resentful of someone for a perceived advantage, material or otherwise. [from 14th c.]
JEALOUS, adjective. Suspecting, suspicious.

Dictionary definition

JEALOUS, adjective. 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".
JEALOUS, adjective. Suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival; "a jealous lover".

Wise words

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