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adjective     jealous pronunciation in British English
  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
    jealous of:

    Sophia had admirers, and I was jealous of them.

    make someone jealous:

    He would dance with other women to make her jealous.

  3. 3
    formal wanting very much to protect or keep something
    jealous of:

    The singer became increasingly isolated and jealous of her privacy.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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