What is the meaning of jealous?


  • Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages.
    • usage: "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"
  • Suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival.
    • usage: "a jealous lover"
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