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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 of jealousy
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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  • The Count, it appeared, was a monster of jealousy—he had led her a dreadful life.

  • The jealousy of the European powers, too, protects the Turk.

  • She felt no jealousy when she contrasted it with her own small apartment.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He should therefore smile at the futile attempt to excite his jealousy.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • She attributed them to jealousy and envy, and strenuously defended his name.

    Cecil Rhodes Princess Catherine Radziwill
British Dictionary definitions for jealousy

jealousy

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