jealousy

[jel-uh-see]
noun, plural jealousies for 4.
1.
jealous resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another's success or advantage itself.
2.
mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.
3.
vigilance in maintaining or guarding something.
4.
a jealous feeling, disposition, state, or mood.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English gelusie, jelosie < Old French gelosie, equivalent to gelos jealous + -ie -y3

envy, jealousy (see synonym study at envy).


1. See envy.
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jealousy (ˈdʒɛləsɪ)
 
n , pl -ousies
the state or quality of being jealous

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Jealousy definition


suspicion of a wife's purity, one of the strongest passions (Num. 5:14; Prov. 6:34; Cant. 8:6); also an intense interest for another's honour or prosperity (Ps. 79:5; 1 Cor. 10:22; Zech. 1:14).

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To what jealousies this gave rise later, has been indicated above.
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