What does jealous mean?

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  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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I imagine many so-called moralists are secretly jealous of teens engaged in pleasure, as opposed to any serious moral valuation they may hold.
People who are envious or jealous seem to be in a perpetual state of suffering and anguish.
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.
Some English people feel jealous of Scotland's better roads, free higher education and a more efficient welfare system.
We are trying to put an entertaining team on the park, and some people are jealous of that.

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