jealous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdʒɛləs/
Adjective

jealous (comparative jealouser, superlative jealousest)

  1. Suspecting rivalry in love; troubled by worries that one might have been replaced in someone's affections; suspicious of a lover's or spouse's fidelity. [from 13th c.]
  2. Protective, zealously guarding, careful in the protection of something one has or appreciates. [from 14th c.]
    For you must not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jehovah, is a jealous God. —Exodus 34:14 (NET)
  3. Envious; feeling resentful or angered toward someone for a perceived advantage or success, material or otherwise. [from 14th c.]
  4. Suspecting, suspicious.
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