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jealous

(jĕl′əs)
adj.
1. Envious or resentful of the good fortune or achievements of another: I felt jealous when my coworker got a promotion.
2. Fearful or wary of losing one's position or situation to someone else, especially in a sexual relationship: Her new boyfriend was jealous of her male friends.
3. Having to do with or arising from feelings of envy, apprehension, or bitterness: jealous thoughts.

jeal′ous·ly adv.
jeal′ous·ness n.
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