covetous, envious, jealous(adj)
showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
"he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"
jealous, green-eyed, overjealous(adj)
suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
"a jealous lover"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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Translations for jealous
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- حسود, غيورArabic
- gelósCatalan, Valencian
- ζηλόφθονος, ζηλότυπος, ζηλιάρηςGreek
- envidioso, celosoSpanish
- kateellinen, mustasukkainenFinnish
- jaloux, jalouseFrench
- eudmhor, farmadachScottish Gaelic
- féltékeny, féltőHungarian
- խանդոտ, նախանձոտ, նախանձախնդիրArmenian
- gelosa, gelosoItalian
- 妬ましい, 嫉妬深い, 嫉妬Japanese
- ច្រណែន, ប្រច័ណ្ឌKhmer
- misunnelig, sjaluNorwegian
- ревнующий, ревностный, ревнивый, завидующий, завистливыйRussian
- ljubomoran, љубоморанSerbo-Croatian
- svartsjuk, avundsjukSwedish
- ghen tuôngVietnamese
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