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Meaning of "jealous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD JEALOUS

From Old French gelos, from Medieval Latin zēlōsus, from Late Latin zēlus emulation, jealousy, from Greek zēloszeal.
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PRONUNCIATION OF JEALOUS

jealous  [ˈdʒɛləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JEALOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Jealous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES JEALOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

jealous

Jealousy

Jealousy is an emotion, and the word typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety over an anticipated loss of something of great personal value, particularly in reference to a human connection. Jealousy often consists of a combination of emotions such as anger, resentment, inadequacy, helplessness and disgust. In its original meaning, jealousy is distinct from envy, though the two terms have popularly become synonymous in the English language, with jealousy now also taking on the definition originally used for envy alone. Jealousy is a typical experience in human relationships. It has been observed in infants five months and older. Some claim that jealousy is seen in every culture; however, others claim jealousy is a culture-specific phenomenon. Jealousy is often reinforced as a series of particularly strong emotions and constructed as a universal human experience; it has been a theme of many artistic works. Psychologists have proposed several models of the processes underlying jealousy and have identified factors that result in jealousy.

Definition of jealous in the English dictionary

The first definition of jealous in the dictionary is suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival. Other definition of jealous is often postpositive and foll by of resentful or vindictive, esp through envy. Jealous is also often postpositive and foll by of possessive and watchful in the maintenance or protection.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JEALOUS


bucellas
buːˈsɛləs
entellus
ɛnˈtɛləs
Hellas
ˈhɛləs
Marcellus
mɑːˈsɛləs
nucellus
njuːˈsɛləs
ocellus
ɒˈsɛləs
overzealous
ˌəʊvəˈzɛləs
Tellus
ˈtɛləs
unjealous
ʌnˈdʒɛləs
unzealous
ʌnˈzɛləs
varicellous
ˌværɪˈsɛləs
vitellus
vɪˈtɛləs
zealous
ˈzɛləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JEALOUS

je
je ne sais quoi
jealouse
jealoushood
jealousies
jealously
jealousness
jealousy
jean
Jean de Meung
Jean Paul
jeaned
jeanette
Jeanne d´Arc
jeans
jeat
jebel

WORDS THAT END LIKE JEALOUS

acephalous
anomalous
antipetalous
antisepalous
autocephalous
bicephalous
bipetalous
brachycephalous
episepalous
macrocephalous
mesaticephalous
mesocephalous
microcephalous
monopetalous
monosepalous
octopetalous
ridiculous
scandalous
scaphocephalous
synsepalous
tripetalous

Synonyms and antonyms of jealous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «JEALOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «jealous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of jealous

Translation of «jealous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JEALOUS

Find out the translation of jealous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of jealous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «jealous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

妒忌的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

celoso
570 millions of speakers

English

jealous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ईर्ष्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَيُورٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ревнивый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ciumento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঈর্ষান্বিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jaloux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cemburu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eifersüchtig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

嫉妬深い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질투하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cemburu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ghen tị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொறாமை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अत्यंत दक्ष
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıskanç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

geloso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zazdrosny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ревнивий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gelos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζηλιάρης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

jaloers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svartsjuk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjalu
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of jealous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JEALOUS»

The term «jealous» is very widely used and occupies the 14.670 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JEALOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «jealous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «jealous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about jealous

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10 QUOTES WITH «JEALOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word jealous.
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Malin Akerman
I am extremely lucky that I have a husband who is so supportive. He's not in the slightest bit jealous or worried about the things I do in certain scenes.
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Carlos Alazraqui
I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well, but I get it. It's business.
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Tracy Anderson
I tell people to be thankful that Madonna is showing that it's possible to be ageless - people should applaud and celebrate that. Anybody who criticises her is just jealous!
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Aziz Ansari
I'm so jealous of people who have crushes on people they go to school with or work with. That's such a blessing. You actually get to see them all the time and spend time with them.
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Aristotle
Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.
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Djuna Barnes
The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
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Joy Behar
I don't get jealous of people. Jealousy is such a waste of time because you're jealous of them, and they go about their lives and have a wonderful time, so what's the point?
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Dorothea Brande
Old habits are strong and jealous.
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Bill Burr
I gotta be honest with you. I'm kind of jealous of the way my dad gets to talk to my mom sometimes. Where are all those old-school women you can just take your day out on? When did they stop making those angels?
10
Carrie Coon
I've been seeing a lot of theatre in New York, and I am sort of terribly jealous of everyone on stage but also really appreciating it in a way that you can't when you're in the middle of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JEALOUS»

Discover the use of jealous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to jealous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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When I Feel Jealous
A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be good at, and when someone else gets all the attention.
Cornelia Maude Spelman, 2003
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Pandora Gets Jealous
Look for the other exciting books in the Pandora series: Pandora Gets Vain, Pandora Gets Heart, Pandora Gets Lazy, and Pandora Gets Angry!
Carolyn Hennesy, 2009
3
Jealous
Explains what to do when experiencing feelings of jealousy.
Isabel Thomas, 2013
4
A Jealous God: Science's Crusade Against Religion
This book shows how science has now become a religion of its own-an often fanatical one at that-furiously preaching atheism, punishing dissenters, dictating how and what we should think, and subtly inserting its worldviews in everything ...
Pamela Winnick, 2005
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Overcoming Jealousy and Possessiveness
Explains the causes of jealousy, indicates the point at which it becomes a dangerous obsession, and gives advice on coping with unreasonable possessiveness
Paul A. Hauck, 1981
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Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book
We asked 13 writers to share their visions of jealousy and this collection of short stories, essays, and one poem was their response. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Marissa Walsh, 2007
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Jealous Gods and Chosen People : The Mythology of the Middle ...
This is followed by an in-depth discussion of the mythology of the region, covering individual pantheons, cosmic myths, mythic heroes, and much more.
David Leeming Professor of English and Comparative Literature University of Connecticut (Emeritus), 2004
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Jealous
Stories about feelings and how to cope with them. Feelings and emotions affect us all.
Janine Amos, 2007
9
Jealous
In this title, children explore the reasons why they may feel jealous, how to recognize feelings of jealousy, and appropriate action to take when they have jealous feelings.
Sarah Medina, 2011
10
Wicked Jealous: A Love Story
A fresh and funny twist on Snow White from the author of Cindy Ella and Geek Charming!
Robin Palmer, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JEALOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term jealous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Britain's most jealous woman has used her £100,000 benefits to buy …
She has been labelled Britain's most jealous woman for making her husband take a regular lie detector test to check he is being faithful. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Kelly Clarkson Shares Amazing Cover Of Nick Jonas' 'Jealous
Just the night before, Kelly Clarkson performed a cover of Nick's hit song, “Jealous” at her concert in New York City. Check it out below! «Just Jared, Jul 15»
3
Former Blues player Adam MacDougall says he was 'jealous' that he …
AS Cameron Smith led the Maroons to the ultimate triumph in this year's Origin cauldron, Adam MacDougall was more jealous than ever. «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
4
Guy Fieri and Adam Richman…Yup, I'm jealous - Hoffman Files
One of the great things about being an American is that not only can we grow up dreaming about what we want to do when we become adults, ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
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This email from a man's jealous co-worker is bizarre | Irish Examiner
This email from a man's jealous co-worker is bizarre. Friday, July 17, 2015. By Ciara Flaherty. We're not sure we believe this man when he says he's 'a good ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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Jealous ex-boyfriend charged in Chester County homicide | News …
Authorities in Chester County have charged a Spring City man with fatally shooting the man who started dating his ex-girlfriend. Zachary ... «WFMZ Allentown, Jul 15»
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Jealous husband butchers wife and two in-laws over divorce
The Breman Asikuma District Police Command has mounted an intensive search for a 28-year-old jealous husband who inflicted severe ... «Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Jul 15»
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Mancini Reveals Why He Is Jealous Of Mourinho - Soccer Laduma
Inter boss Roberto Mancini has revealed why he is jealous of his long-standing rival, Jose Mourinho. Read: Mourinho Named 2015 World's ... «Soccer Laduma, Jul 15»
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9 Reasons PC Owners Are Jealous Of Macs - WhatCulture.com
9 Reasons PC Owners Are Jealous Of Macs. Think different. Think something else. Michael Waugh. Contributor. pc mac. Apple. A war has long ... «WhatCulture, Jul 15»
10
Kelly Clarkson Perfectly Covers Nick Jonas' 'Jealous' In Concert
Dead. Kelly Clarkson took on Nick Jonas' biggest hit at her July 16 concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. She sang 'Jealous,' and it ... «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»

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