Synonyms for jealousˈdʒɛl əs
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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
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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