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Synonyms for jealous
ˈdʒɛl əsjeal·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jealous

    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.

    Synonyms:
    envious, suspicious

    Antonyms:
    contented, friendly, kindly, satisfied, trustful, well-disposed

    Preposition:
    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jealous

    Synonyms:
    envious, self-anxious, covetous, invidious, suspicious

    Antonyms:
    unenvious, liberal, genial, self-denying, indifferent, unjealous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. covetous, envious, jealousadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    grabby, grasping, greedy, avaricious, covetous, green-eyed, envious, prehensile, overjealous

    Antonyms:
    undesirous, trusting, undesiring, trustful

  2. jealous, green-eyed, overjealousadjective

    suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival

    "a jealous lover"

    Synonyms:
    green-eyed, envious, overjealous, covetous

    Antonyms:
    trusting, undesiring, undesirous, trustful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jealousadjective

    Synonyms:
    suspicious (especially of being supplanted in the affections of another)

  2. jealousadjective

    Synonyms:
    anxious, apprehensive, solicitous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jealousadjective

    Synonyms:
    suspicious, distrustful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "jealous":

    jalous, envious, jealousy, envy

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How to use jealous in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy, to embrace the joyous task we've been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours.

  2. Food Network star Alton Brown:

    I will say this: I think that [Bourdain]is probably the best writer about food. I’m jealous of his work, he pokes a lot of things and that’s fine; you have to have critics, issue provocateurs, so to speak. I’m a fan, and the few times I’ve gotten to work with him I enjoyed it immensely.

  3. Dax Shepard:

    I know you're proud and you should be able to say that, but I'm just warning you, that'll probably make other kids jealous and they won't know how to handle that feeling.

  4. Clare Boothe Luce:

    Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.

  5. Prince Harry:

    I am very excited and the children are too. I went out to see a family that is going with me… that little girl is 11 and I’ve looked after her since she was 6 months and she is very excited. Everybody is very jealous at [her] school, she’s going to get all dolled up.


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