Meaning of “jealousy” in the English Dictionary

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"jealousy" in British English

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jealousynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdʒel.ə.si/ 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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(Definition of “jealousy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)