jealous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj jealous 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"
    • adj jealous suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival "a jealous lover"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Catholic Popes who died during sex: Leo VII (936-9) died of a heart attack, John VII (955-64) was bludgeoned to death by the husband of the woman he was with at the time, John XIII (965-72) was also murdered by a jealous husband, Pope Paul II (1467-71) allegedly died while being sodomized by a page boy.
    • Jealous Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful. "'This doing wrong creates such doubts as these,
      Renders us jealous and disturbs our peace."
      "The people are so jealous of the clergy's ambition."
    • Jealous Demanding exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry. "Thou shalt worship no other God; for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God."
    • Jealous Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover. "If the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife .""To both these sisters have I sworn my love:
      Each jealous of the other, as the stung
      Are of the adder."
      "It is one of the best bonds, both of chastity and obedience, in the wife, if she think her husband wise; which she will never do if she find him jealous ."
    • Jealous Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful. "I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts.""How nicely jealous is every one of us of his own repute!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jealous Full of zeal; zealous in the service of a person or cause; solicitous for the honor or interests of one's self or of another, or of some institution, cause, etc.: followed by for.
    • jealous Anxiously watchful; suspiciously vigilant; much concerned; suspicious.
    • jealous Specifically Troubled by the suspicion or the knowledge that the love, good will, or success one desires to retain or secure has been diverted from one's self to another or others; suspicious or bitterly resentful of successful rivalry: absolute or followed by of with an object: as, a jealous husband or lover; to be jealous of a competitor in love or in business, of one's mistress, or of the attentions of others toward her.
    • jealous Fearful; afraid.
    • jealous Doubtful.
    • jealous Synonyms See envy.
    • jealous To suspect; distrust.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Jealous jel′us suspicious of or incensed at rivalry: anxious to defend the honour of
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.”
  • Napoleon Hill
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    “No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.”
  • Clare Boothe Luce
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    “Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. jalous, gelus, OF. jalous, F. jaloux, LL. zelosus, zealous, fr. zelus, emulation, zeal, jealousy, Gr. zh^los. See Zeal, and cf. Zealous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. jalous (mod. Fr. jaloux)—L. zelus—Gr. zēlos, emulation.

Usage

In literature:

Time is jealous of you, and wars against your lilies and your roses.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
And still the jealous courtiers murmured among themselves.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
He was proud of her popularity, and had never known a jealous moment.
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
Are often seen hand-in-hand; are very jealous of each other.
"A Preliminary Study of the Emotion of Love between the Sexes" by Sanford Bell
He won't be jealous, he will carry out my views and not steal my plans or my credit.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Why else this jealous questioning?
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He might be jealous if we filled his place so soon.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
She seemed to be jealously guarding something, to be always on the alert for defence.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Each was very ambitious, and very jealous of the other.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
I suppose I ought to be jealous.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
No, dearest, no one is jealous of you!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
I think he was a bit jealous of the man's genius.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
But he shouldn't be jealous, and above all he shouldn't show that he's jealous.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Women like their husbands to be jealous, especially if they are jealous with reason.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
It is ten times better for a woman to marry an unfaithful than a jealous husband.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
What had I to be jealous of?
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
It was perhaps a hasty and unfortunate remark, for Jose knew he had been jealously selfish with Carmen.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Of some boys I was violently jealous, and this also I masked beneath a generous appreciation.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
Vainly did the jealous custodian affirm that the book was being repaired at the binder's and was not available.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
During this examination there was not so much an expression of interest as of jealous scrutiny.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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In poetry:

LELIUS. Spare
Your reproaches. Jealous-grown,
I can bear that you reprove.
Pardon me, for with my love
My respect has also flown.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Yet still to thee I'll clothe my brow
In all that jealous pride requires;
My look the type of Ætna's snow….
My heart, of Ætna's secret fires.
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
And his is a jealous love; and--for
He marks that this marriage makes sadder--
He watches, and sees a robber to her,
Or gallant, ascend a ladder.
"At The Corregidor’s" by Madison Julius Cawein
With all your gifts and talents rare,
You meekly take the servants place,
And guard the sheep with jealous care
And hold the lambs in your embrace.
"The Donation Visit" by David John Scott
Darkness, death, and failures vied;
To block my path they fiercely tried.
My fight with jealous Nature’s strong,
But still my soul is marching on!
"My Soul Is Marching On!" by Paramahansa Yogananda
Then, seeing Her within her waves so blest,
The jealous nations, panoplied alike,
Said, ``Look, She wears no armour on her breast:
What if we strike?''
"Pax Britannica" by Alfred Austin

In news:

My BGF is way jealous of my BF.
Leaked Memo Reveals A New Perk For Gawker Writers That Will Make You Jealous .
Gwen Stefani Still Makin' Em Jealous At "43 Yrs Old" Lol.
The women on my TV show are jealous .
NAACP's Ben Jealous on the Maryland Ballot Test.
NAACP president Benjamin Jealous , the Reverend Al Sharpton, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Charlize Theron Romance Rumors Are Making Halle Berry " Jealous ".
So Now I'm Jealous Of A 12 Year Old.
Vidgame biz casts jealous eye on vfx incentives.
Ben Jealous , 39, President and CEO of the NAACP.
Gadgets to make your neighbors jealous .
Jealous wife allegedly assaults suspected mistress.
Turpin got jealous and tried to smash Crystal Gray's computer against the wall.
Man jealous over girlfriend's Mitt Romney photo on Facebook.
Ben Kweller, " Jealous Girl".
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In science:

Let us notice that according to the statement of the maim Theorem 1 below, Kulikov morphisms are not counter-examples to the classical Jacobian Conjecture which keeps jealously and fiercely its more than 70 years old mystery.
The complete solution to Bass Generalized Jacobian Conjecture
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