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jealousy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjealousyjeal‧ous‧y /ˈdʒeləsi/ ●●○ noun (plural jealousies)  [countable, uncountable]JEALOUS a feeling of being jealousenvya pang/stab/twinge of jealousy (=a sudden feeling of jealousy) Polly felt a sharp pang of jealousy when she saw Paul with Suzanne. Sexual jealousy is a common motive for murder. feelings of professional jealousy He quickly discovered the petty jealousies and gossip of village life.COLLOCATIONSphrasesfeelings of jealousyHow do I deal with my feelings of jealousy regarding my girlfriend?a pang/stab/twinge of jealousy (=a sudden feeling of jealousy)Polly felt a sharp pang of jealousy when she saw Paul with Suzanne.in a fit of jealousy (=because a sudden feeling of jealousy makes you do something)In a fit of jealousy, Ben broke off their engagement.adjectivespure jealousyTheir remarks were motivated by pure jealousy.petty jealousy disapproving (=jealousy about unimportant things)He quickly discovered the petty jealousies and gossip of village life.sexual jealousy (=jealousy caused by sexual desire)Sexual jealousy is a common motive for murder.professional jealousy (=between people who do the same kind of work)Feelings of professional jealousy can upset the workings of an office.verbsfeel jealousyHe felt a lot of jealousy at the thought of her with Tony.cause jealousyA partner's involvement with friends, family, or work colleagues can cause jealousy.
Examples from the Corpus
jealousyI am immobilized by anger, jealousy, and revulsion.For a moment, she was overcome by jealousy.The police believe Morgan strangled his girlfriend in a fit of jealousy.Psychologists have found that couples who lack moments of jealousy are less likely to stay together than jealous ones.He quit last week, citing office politics and petty jealousies.Professional jealousy can cause huge problems in the office.On one level, the story of Snow White is about a mother's jealousy of her daughter's beauty and sexuality.How should a single mother deal with her son's jealousy of her new boyfriend?Educated men hid their jealousy awfully well.She merely shook her head while jealousy gnawed at her.Acknowledge your jealousy, laugh at your unreasonable behaviour, and don't take yourself so seriously.petty jealousiesThis bitter struggle was personified by the Soong family, for years rent by political differences and petty jealousies.The sudden rivalries and petty jealousies.Athelstan watched the scene around him and tried to keep his mind free of Benedicta and the petty jealousies which nagged him.
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