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jealousy

  
  ( jealousies    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Jealousy is the feeling of anger or bitterness which someone has when they think that another person is trying to take a lover or friend, or a possession, away from them.  
also N in pl  
At first his jealousy only showed in small ways<endash>he didn't mind me talking to other guys.     
2       n-uncount   Jealousy is the feeling of anger or bitterness which someone has when they wish that they could have the qualities or possessions that another person has.  
also N in pl  
Her beauty causes envy and jealousy.     
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jealousy

  
  
covetousness, distrust, envy, heart-burning, ill-will, mistrust, possessiveness, resentment, spite, suspicion  

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