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

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. Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
We idolize our heroes, yet we feel jealousy toward them.
Without any evidence to support her jealousy, she issues an official
  ''denunciation'' of the alleged affair.
But an even stronger motivator, I find, is jealousy.
For all of them he was capable of the deepest love, even naked, childish
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