What does jealous mean?

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Adjective
  1. Suspecting rivalry in love; troubled by worries that one might have been replaced in someone's affections; suspicious of a lover or spouse's fidelity. [from 13th c.]
  2. Protective, zealously guarding, careful in the protection of something one has or appreciates. [from 14th c.]
  3. Envious; feeling resentful or angered toward someone for a perceived advantage or success, material or otherwise. [from 14th c.]
  4. Suspecting, suspicious.
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They were much more intelligent than we were, and quite frankly, we were jealous of their achievements.
And her eyes were outlined in black eyeliner, making her green eyes stand out even more, which she was jealous of.
She said they were jealous of her genius and resented her because she was a woman.
People who are envious or jealous seem to be in a perpetual state of suffering and anguish.
My personal view, admittedly pretty neurotic, is that the politician is jealous of hardworking people who can manage to have a good time.
By our very nature, we are selfish, jealous, envious, stricken with strife, and sometimes downright rebellious.

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