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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley