Synonyms for jealous
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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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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"
jealous, green-eyed, overjealousadjective
suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
"a jealous lover"
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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.
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.
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.
Always remember, Peggy, it's matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
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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- غيور, حسودArabic
- gelósCatalan, Valencian
- ζηλιάρης, ζηλότυπος, ζηλόφθονοςGreek
- celoso, envidiosoSpanish
- kateellinen, mustasukkainenFinnish
- jaloux, jalouseFrench
- eudmhor, farmadachScottish Gaelic
- féltékeny, féltőHungarian
- նախանձախնդիր, նախանձոտ, խանդոտArmenian
- gelosa, gelosoItalian
- 嫉妬深い, 嫉妬, 妬ましいJapanese
- ប្រច័ណ្ឌ, ច្រណែនKhmer
- misunnelig, sjaluNorwegian
- ревнивый, ревностный, завидующий, завистливый, ревнующийRussian
- љубоморан, ljubomoranSerbo-Croatian
- avundsjuk, svartsjukSwedish
- ghen tuôngVietnamese
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