Adjective "jealousies" definition and examples

(Jealousies may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɛləsi/

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Definitions and examples

noun

The state or feeling of being jealous.
  1. count noun 'resentments and jealousies festered'
  2. 'However, there's no point wasting precious time and effort on petty jealousy.'
  3. 'She too believes that many of the attacks against Wark are motivated by professional jealousy.'
  4. 'I know people link our sort of vandalism to boredom and jealousy but what we're really trying to do is get a reaction.'
  5. 'Her fiancé worked himself into a passion of jealousy, pulling his hair and shaking his fists.'
  6. 'The father symbolizes attractive power and a potentially hazardous male-female relationship is formed, with predictable jealousies and envy as the mother completes the triangle.'
  7. 'Jealousy comes about because of the insecurity of the jealous person and the jealousy may or may not have foundation.'
  8. 'Every unshared moment of delight becomes the occasion for fear, envy, and jealousy.'
  9. 'As much as she tried to ignore the small-minded jealousy that surrounded her, it upset her a great deal.'
  10. 'Learn to accept jealousy as a normal but exaggerated response to a stressful, emotionally charged change in your life.'
  11. 'There is intense sibling jealousy and she feels she is not loved as much as the youngest child.'

More definitions

1. jealous resentment against a rival, a person enjoying success or advantage, etc., or against another's success or advantage itself.

2. mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims.

3. vigilance in maintaining or guarding something.

4. a jealous feeling, disposition, state, or mood.

More examples(as adjective)

"wars can be jealousies."

Origin

(jealousy)Middle English: from Old French gelosie, from gelos (see jealous).