/ˈdʒɛləs/ Show Spelled[jel-uhs] Show IPA
feeling resentment against someone because of that person's rivalry, success, or advantages (often fol. by of ): He was jealous of his rich brother.
feeling resentment because of another's success, advantage, etc. (often fol. by of ): He was jealous of his brother's wealth.
characterized by or proceeding from suspicious fears or envious resentment: a jealous rage; jealous intrigues.
inclined to or troubled by suspicions or fears of rivalry, unfaithfulness, etc., as in love or aims: a jealous husband.
solicitous or vigilant in maintaining or guarding something: The American people are jealous of their freedom.
Bible . intolerant of unfaithfulness or rivalry: The Lord is a jealous god.