Associations to the word «Jealousy»


JEALOUSY, noun. (uncountable) A state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc., from fears of infidelity.
JEALOUSY, noun. (countable) A resentment towards someone for a perceived advantage or superiority they hold.
JEALOUSY, noun. Envy towards another's possessions
JEALOUSY, noun. (archaic) A close concern for someone or something, solicitude, vigilance.

Dictionary definition

JEALOUSY, noun. A feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).
JEALOUSY, noun. Zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke