Jealousy

Definition of Jealousy

Jeal´ous`y
n.1.The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases directly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
I was jealous for jealousy.
- Zech. viii. 2.
Whoever had qualities to alarm our jealousy, had excellence to deserve our fondness.
- Rambler.

Related Words

enviousness, envy, green-eyed monster, the green-eyed monster
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