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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: jelous, from Late Latin zelus; ZEAL

jealous

adjective
     
jeal‧ous
1 feeling angry and unhappy because someone has something that you wish you had [↪ envious]
jealous of
Why are you so jealous of his success?
You're just jealous of her.
! Do not say 'jealous about' someone or something or 'jealous with' someone. Say jealous of someone or something.
2 feeling angry and unhappy because someone you like or love is showing interest in another person, or another person is showing interest in them:
She gets jealous if I even look at another woman.
He was talking to Nina to make me jealous.
3

jealous of something

formal wanting to keep or protect something that you have because you are proud of it:
a country jealous of its heritage

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