jealousy

/ˈdʒɛləsi/ (say 'jeluhsee)

noun (plural jealousies)
1. resentment against a successful rival or the possessor of any coveted advantage.
2. mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear of rivalry, as in love or aims.
3. the state or feeling of being jealous.
4. an instance of jealous feeling.
{Middle English gelousy(e), from Old French}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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