1. [syn: jealousy, green-eyed monster]
2. zealous vigilance;
- Example: "cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jealousy \Jeal"ous*y\, n.; pl. Jealousies. [ F. jalousie. See
Jealous, and cf. Jalousie.]
The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude;
painful apprehension of rivalship in cases directly affecting
one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of
husband, wife, or lover.
I was jealous for jealousy. --Zech. viii.
Jealousy is the . . . apprehension of superiority.
Whoever had qualities to alarm our jealousy, had
excellence to deserve our fondness. --Rambler.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival) [syn:
jealousy, green-eyed monster]
2: zealous vigilance; "cherish their official political freedom
with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
suspicion of a wife's purity, one of the strongest passions
(Num. 5:14; Prov. 6:34; Cant. 8:6); also an intense interest for
another's honour or prosperity (Ps. 79:5; 1 Cor. 10:22; Zech.