jealous


jealous
01. Jeevan is very [jealous], and gets nervous when his girlfriend talks with other guys.
02. Elena became quite [jealous] of her little brother when he was born, and got angry when her mother was too busy with him to play with her.
03. The young girl looked at her friend's ice cream cone [jealously], but was too shy to ask for one herself.
04. I'm not [jealous] of my boyfriend; I trust him, and know he would never do anything to hurt me.
05. It's hard not to feel a little [jealous] sometimes when I see my friends travelling, and doing things that I simply can't afford.
06. Sarah finally broke up with Michael because he was too [jealous] and would get upset whenever she went out without him.
07. Tomoko's [jealousy] destroyed her relationship with her boyfriend, who got tired of her endless questions about where he went, and who he spoke to.
08. McGregor's special chicken recipe is a [jealously] guarded secret.
09. Erica Jong once said that [jealousy] is all the fun you think they had.
10. Joseph Kennedy once remarked that more men die of [jealousy] than of cancer.
11. There is a German proverb which states that where there is no [jealousy], there is no love.
12. There is a Mexican proverb which suggests that a [jealous] lover becomes an indifferent spouse.
13. Shamans in Peru use herbs and therapy to cure people not just from physical sickness, but from fear, [jealousy], tension and anger.
14. In Burma, children are loved and admired, but one should never compliment them, in case the spirits get [jealous], and make them sick.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Jealous — Jeal ous, a. [OE. jalous, gelus, OF. jalous, F. jaloux, LL. zelosus zealous, fr. zelus emulation, zeal, jealousy, Gr. zh^los. See {Zeal}, and cf. {Zealous}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jealous — [jel′əs] adj. [ME jelous < OFr gelos < ML zelosus: see ZEAL] 1. very watchful or careful in guarding or keeping [jealous of one s rights] 2. a) resentfully suspicious of a rival or a rival s influence [a husband jealous of other men] b)… …   English World dictionary

  • jealous — (adj.) c.1200, gelus, later jelus (early 14c.), possessive and suspicious, originally in the context of sexuality or romance; in general use late 14c.; also in a more positive sense, fond, amorous, ardent, from c.1300, from O.Fr. jalos keen,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jealous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) envious of someone else s achievements or advantages. 2) resentful of someone regarded as a sexual rival. 3) fiercely protective of one s rights or possessions: they kept a jealous eye over their interests. 4) (of God) demanding… …   English terms dictionary

  • jealous — I adjective begrudging, competitive, covetous, desiring, desirous, discontented, disposed to envy, dissatisfied, distrustful, doubting, envious, greedy, grudging, invidus, lividus, longing, possessive, rival, suspicious II index resentful,… …   Law dictionary

  • jealous — *envious Analogous words: suspicious, mistrustful (see corresponding nouns at UNCERTAINTY): *doubtful, dubious: vigilant, *watchful, alert: distrusting, mistrusting (see DISTRUST) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jealous — [adj] desirous; wary anxious, apprehensive, attentive, begrudging, covetous, demanding, doubting, emulous, envious, envying, grabby, grasping, green eyed, grudging, guarded, intolerant, invidious, jaundiced, mistrustful, monopolizing, possessive …   New thesaurus

  • jealous — jeal|ous [ˈdʒeləs] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: jelous, from Late Latin zelus; ZEAL] 1.) feeling angry and unhappy because someone has something that you wish you had →↑envious jealous of ▪ Why are you so jealous of his success? ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jealous — jeal|ous [ dʒeləs ] adjective * 1. ) slightly angry because someone else has something you would like, or can do something you would like to do: I expect some of your colleagues will be jealous. jealous of: Other girls were jealous of her good… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jealous — adjective 1) he was jealous of his sister s popularity Syn: envious, covetous, desirous; resentful, grudging, begrudging, green (with envy) Ant: proud, admiring 2) a jealous lover Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • jealous */ — UK [ˈdʒeləs] / US adjective 1) unhappy because someone has something that you would like or can do something that you would like to do I expect some of your colleagues will be jealous. jealous of: Other girls were jealous of her good looks. 2)… …   English dictionary


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