Adjective "jealously" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


In a way that shows an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.
  1. 'I jealously watched William as he danced with other ladies'
  2. 'The director has interpreted Oberon's fairyland as a dark and earthy realm, the fairies all in tattered Gothic black, their rulers quarreling jealously.'
  3. 'She hums in Saxon, and jealously looks at her beautiful cellmate.'
  4. 'These two jealously distrust each other.'
  5. 'Furious for being dumped as the face of the company for a younger prettier image, she begins to jealously avenge her husband's decision.'
  6. 'She watches jealously as the couple go into a nearby room and talk to each other with great concern and care.'
  7. 'An attorney's duty of confidentiality is, perhaps, the most jealously guarded of the professional ethics.'
  8. 'Meanwhile, management jealously guards its decision-making prerogatives against labor input.'
  9. 'Congress guarded jealously the power to tax.'
  10. 'The issue here is clearly the use of the logo on the machine pic, something the company jealously guards.'
  11. 'The gang jealously guards their turf in Melbourne, Australia.'

More definitions

1. feeling resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages (often followed by of): He was jealous of his rich brother.

2. feeling resentment because of another's success, advantage, etc. (often followed by of): He was jealous of his brother's wealth.

3. characterized by or proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment: a jealous rage; jealous intrigues.

4. inclined to or troubled by suspicions or fears of rivalry, unfaithfulness

More examples(as adjective)

"archives can be jealously."