jealousy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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jealousynoun [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 ​seasondue to petty jealousies (= ​feelings of jealousy about ​unimportant things) among the ​players.
(Definition of jealousy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jealousy”
in Arabic غيرة, حَسَد…
in Korean 질투심…
in Portuguese ciúmes…
in Catalan gelosia, enveja…
in Japanese しっと, やきもち…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妒忌, 妒羡…
in Turkish kıskançlık, haset, çekememezlik…
in Russian зависть, ревность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妒忌, 嫉妒…
in Italian gelosia…
in Polish zazdrość…
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