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1       adj   If someone is jealous, they feel angry or bitter because they think that another person is trying to take a lover or friend, or a possession, away from them.  
She got insanely jealous and there was a terrible fight.     
  jealously      adv   ADV with v  
The formula is jealously guarded.     
2       adj   If you are jealousof another person's possessions or qualities, you feel angry or bitter because you do not have them.  
oft ADJ of n  
She was jealous of his wealth..., You're jealous because the record company rejected your idea.     
  jealously      adv   ADV after v  
Gloria eyed them jealously.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    covetous, desirous, emulous, envious, green, green-eyed, grudging, intolerant, invidious, resentful, rival  
2    anxious, apprehensive, attentive, guarded, mistrustful, protective, solicitous, suspicious, vigilant, wary, watchful, zealous  
   carefree, indifferent, satisfied, trusting  

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