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jealousy

[jel-uh-see] /ˈdʒɛl ə si/
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
1175-1225; Middle English gelusie, jelosie < Old French gelosie, equivalent to gelos jealous + -ie -y3
Can be confused
envy, jealousy (see synonym study at envy)
Synonyms
1. See envy.
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British Dictionary definitions for jealousies

jealousy

/ˈdʒɛləsɪ/
noun (pl) -ousies
1.
the state or quality of being jealous
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Word Origin and History for jealousies

jealousy

n.

c.1200, of God; c.1300, of persons, from Old French jalousie "enthusiasm, love, longing, jealousy" (12c.), from jalos (see jealous). Meaning "zeal, fervor, devotion" is late 14c.

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jealousies in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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