Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Jealous

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

Jealous (adjective)
jeal·ous [jel-uhs]

1. feeling resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages (often followed by of): He was jealous of his rich brother.
2. feeling resentment because of another's success, advantage, etc. (often followed by of): He was jealous of his brother's wealth.
3. characterized by or proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment: a jealous rage; jealous intrigues.
4. inclined to or troubled by suspicions or fears of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims: a jealous husband.
5. solicitous or vigilant in maintaining or guarding something: The American people are jealous of their freedom.
6. Bible. intolerant of unfaithfulness or rivalry: The Lord is a jealous God.

Related forms
jeal·ous·ly , adverb
jeal·ous·ness , noun
o·ver·jeal·ous , adjective
o·ver·jeal·ous·ly , adverb
o·ver·jeal·ous·ness , noun
un·jeal·ous , adjective
un·jeal·ous·ly , adverb

Can be confused
enviable, envious

Related Words for jealous
skeptical, envious, protective, anxious, suspicious, apprehensive, possessive, resentful, intolerant, attentive, covetous, demanding, grasping, green-eyed, guarded, invidious, jaundiced, questioning, rival, solicitous

See more synonyms for jealous on

Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English jelous, gelos < Old French gelos ( French jaloux ) < Vulgar Latin *zelosus, equivalent to Late Latin zel ( us ) zeal + osus -ose

Examples from the Web for jealous
Contemporary Examples of jealous

His acolytes, some of whom refer to themselves as “health freedom fighters” are undeterred by this sort of jealous shoptalk.

The Daily Beast logo
Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils
Kent Sepkowitz
December 5, 2014

Jealous of her young male friend who was permitted to ride his bike around shirtless, she once ripped off her top, too.

The Daily Beast logo
Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’
Kevin Fallon
September 26, 2014

It even makes Cersei jealous to the point where she calls her out on it at the Purple Wedding.

The Daily Beast logo
Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie on Brienne of Tarth’s Epic S4 Finale Showdown with The Hound
Marlow Stern
June 16, 2014 published a piece entitled “Why This Photo of Gisele Bündchen Breastfeeding Makes Me Jealous .”

The Daily Beast logo
Why Do We Love Gisele Bundchen but Hate Gwyneth Paltrow?
Erin Cunningham
May 15, 2014

The behavior of Tyrion towards Sansa is part of what makes her jealous .

The Daily Beast logo
Game of Thrones’ Sibel Kekilli Discusses Shae’s Treachery at the Trial of Tyrion Lannister
Marlow Stern
May 13, 2014

Historical Examples of jealous
Not that in his presence she became vain or petty or jealous ; that would have been impossible.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

To his jealous eyes came a vision of that excursion to the hospital.

Mary Roberts Rinehart

Even the most jealous of that most jealous of professions, surgery, had to admit that he got results.

Mary Roberts Rinehart

No one ever felt this intensity of jealous rage about a mother or a sister.

The Man Shakespeare
Frank Harris

In reality they were jealous of each other with an inconceivable intensity.

Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Archibald Forbes
Tags: adj, adjective, j, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

  • Wednesday Word: Frustum

    Frustum - noun. Another lovely and unique word from the math and science world. Simply put, a frustum (plural frusta or frustums is a cone or…

  • Sunday Word: Voluptuary

    voluptuary [v uh- luhp-choo-er-ee] noun: a person whose life is devoted to luxury and sensual pleasures adjective: of, relating to, or…

  • Wednesday Word: Alla prima

    Alla prima - noun. If you want to sound sophisticated at an artsy gathering, you may want to brush up on (no pun intended) alla prima works such…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded