1. [ adjective ] showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
Synonyms: envious covetous

"he was never covetous before he met her" "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions" "envious of their art collection" "he was green with envy"

Related terms: desirous
2. [ adjective ] suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
Synonyms: overjealous green-eyed

"a jealous lover"

Related terms: distrustful
Similar spelling:   jealousy