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adjective jealous pronunciation in American English /ˈdʒeləs/
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  1. 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. 2
    unhappy and upset because you think someone who you love is attracted to someone else
    make someone jealous: He would dance with other women to make her jealous.
    jealous of: Sophia had admirers, and I was jealous of them.
  3. 3
    formal wanting very much to protect or keep something
    jealous of: The singer became increasingly isolated and jealous of her privacy.

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