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Definitions and Synonyms of jealous | Another word for jealous | What is jealous?

Definition 1: showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where jealous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was never covetous before he met her
  • jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions
  • envious of their art collection

Synonyms for jealous in the sense of this definition

(jealous is similar to ...) having or expressing desire for something

"desirous of high office" "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"

Definition 2: suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where jealous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a jealous lover

Synonyms for jealous in the sense of this definition

(jealous is similar to ...) having or showing distrust

"a man of distrustful nature" "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally" "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"

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