Synonyms for jealousˈdʒɛl əs
covetous, envious, jealous(adj)
showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
jealous, green-eyed, overjealous(adj)
suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
jealous(adjective)Suspecting rivalry in love; troubled by worries that one might have been replaced in someone's affections; suspicious of a lover or spouse's fidelity.
jealous(adjective)Protective, zealously guarding, careful in the protection of something one has or appreciates.
jealous(adjective)Envious; feeling resentful of someone for a perceived advantage, material or otherwise.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
One is envious who cherishes selfish ill will toward another because of his superior success, endowments, possessions, or the like. A person is envious of that which is another's, and to which he himself has no right or claim; he is jealous of intrusion upon that which is his own, or to which he maintains a right or claim. An envious spirit is always bad; a jealous spirit may be good or bad, according to its object and tendency. A free people must be jealous of their liberties if they would retain them. One is suspicious of another from unfavorable indications or from a knowledge of wrong in his previous conduct, or even without reason. Compare DOUBT.
Envious of (formerly at or against) a person; envious of his wealth or power; envious of him for, because of, on account of his wealth or power.
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