US: /ˈdʒɛɫəs/
UK: /d‍ʒˈɛləs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

jealous /'dʤeləs/
  • tính từ
    • ghen tị, ghen ghét, đố kỵ
      • to be jealous of someone's success: ghen ghét sự thành công của ai
    • hay ghen, ghen tuông
    • bo bo giữ chặt; hết sức giữ gìn, tha thiết bảo vệ
      • a people jealous of their independence: một dân tộc tha thiết bảo vệ nền độc lập của mình
    • cảnh giác vì ngờ vực, cẩn thận vì ngờ vực
      • a jealous inquiry: cuộc điều tra cẩn thận vì ngờ vực

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 feeling angry or unhappy because sb you like or love is showing interest in sb else: a jealous wife / husband + He's only talking to her to make you jealous.
2 ~ (of sb/sth) feeling angry or unhappy because you wish you had sth that sb else has
Synonym: ENVIOUS
She's jealous of my success. + Children often feel jealous when a new baby arrives.
3 ~ (of sth) wanting to keep or protect sth that you have because it makes you feel proud: They are very jealous of their good reputation (= they do not want to lose it).
jealously adverb: She eyed Natalia jealously. + a jealously guarded secret

Thesaurus dictionary

1 resentful, bitter, grudging, envious, covetous, green with envy, green-eyed:
Brian is jealous of attention paid to anyone but himself.
2 distrustful, distrusting, mistrustful, mistrusting, suspicious; anxious, insecure, threatened, imperilled, vulnerable:
Ken is very jealous of Kathleen. If anyone so much as looks at her, he feels jealous.

Collocation dictionary


be, feel, sound | become, get, grow | make sb
Ignore her?she's only trying to make you jealous.


bitterly, furiously, insanely, madly, really, very
I can remember feeling madly jealous when he was with other women.
| a bit, a little, quite, rather | obsessively
Peter was obsessively jealous and his behaviour was driving his wife away.
| sexually


There's nothing for you to feel jealous about.
| of
She was rather jealous of me. He had started to get jealous of her success.

Concise English dictionary

+showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
+suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival