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jealous

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Etymology

First coined 1382, from Late Latin zelosus < Ancient Greek ζήλος (zeal, jealousy) < ζηλόω (to emulate, to be jealous).

Adjective

jealous (comparative more jealous, superlative most jealous)

  1. envious (colloq.)
  2. Bitterly or enviously competitive.
  3. Suspecting rivalry.
  4. Fearful of being replaced, in position or in affection.
  5. Protective, guarding.

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