Synonyms for jealousˈdʒɛl əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. covetous, envious, jealous(adj)

    showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

    Synonyms:
    grabby, grasping, greedy, avaricious, covetous, green-eyed, envious, jealous, prehensile, overjealous

    Antonyms:
    undesirous, trusting, undesiring, trustful

  2. jealous, green-eyed, overjealous(adj)

    suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival

    Synonyms:
    green-eyed, envious, overjealous, jealous, covetous

    Antonyms:
    trusting, undesiring, undesirous, trustful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jealous

    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.

    Synonyms:
    envious, suspicious

    Antonyms:
    contented, friendly, kindly, satisfied, trustful, well-disposed

    Preposition:
    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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jalous, envious, jealousy, envy


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