jealousy definition

  • noun:
    • A jealous attitude or disposition.
    • Close vigilance.
    • a situation of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, fan etc., from worries of infidelity.
    • A resentment towards some one for a perceived advantage or superiority they hold.
    • Envy towards another's possessions
    • a detailed issue for some one or something, solicitude, vigilance.
    • The quality of being jealous; earnest issue or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases right impacting an individual's joy; painful suspicion of faithfulness of spouse, partner, or lover.
    • their state or personality to be envious; zealous watchfulness; serious solicitude for the which involves one's self or other individuals; dubious treatment; suspicion.
    • Specifically—2. Distress or resentment brought on by suspected or real reduction, through rivalry of another, of the love, great might, or success one desires to retain or secure; worry or suspicion of effective rivalry, especially in love.
    • The plant Sedum rupestre.
    • Synonyms See jealousy.
    • a sense of envious envy (especially of a rival)
    • zealous vigilance

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