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adjective (CAREFUL)    /ˈdʒel.əs/
extremely careful in protecting someone or something: She is very jealous of her independence , and doesn't want to get married . Her parents used to keep a jealous watch over her when she was young .Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful jealously     /-li/ adverb B2 The exact location of the hotel where the royal couple is staying is a jealously (= carefully ) guarded secret . She eyed Gwen's engagement ring jealously.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being carefulEnvy and jealousy
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