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jealousy

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈdʒel.ə.si/
C1 a feeling of unhappiness and anger because someone has something or someone that you want: He broke his brother's new bike in a fit of jealousy. She was consumed by/eaten up with jealousy (= she was very jealous) when she heard that he had been given a promotion. The team has performed very badly this season due to petty jealousies (= feelings of jealousy about unimportant things) among the players.
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in Korean 질투심…
in Arabic غيرة, حَسَد…
in Portuguese ciúmes…
in Catalan gelosia, enveja…
in Japanese しっと, やきもち…
in Italian gelosia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妒忌, 嫉妒…
in Russian зависть, ревность…
in Turkish kıskançlık, haset, çekememezlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妒忌, 妒羡…
in Polish zazdrość…
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