Jealous vs. Zealous
Jealous and Zealous Definitions
Fearful or wary of losing one's position or situation to someone else, especially in a sexual relationship
Her new boyfriend was jealous of her male friends.
Filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent.
Envious or resentful of the good fortune or achievements of another
I felt jealous when my coworker got a promotion. See Usage Note below.
Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.
Having to do with or arising from feelings of apprehension, bitterness, or envy
Filled with, or characterized by, zeal; warmly engaged, or ardent, in behalf of an object.
He may be zealous in the salvation of souls.
Vigilant in guarding something
We are jealous of our good name.
Filled with religious zeal.
Intolerant of disloyalty or infidelity; autocratic
A jealous god.
Marked by active interest and enthusiasm;
An avid sports fan
A great walker
An eager beaver
Suspecting rivalry in love; troubled by worries that one might have been replaced in someone's affections; suspicious of a lover's or spouse's fidelity.
Protective; zealously guarding; careful in the protection of something (or someone) one has or appreciates, especially one's spouse or lover.
Envious; feeling resentful or angered toward someone for a perceived advantage or success, material or otherwise.
I'm jealous because I'm single.
Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful.
I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts.
How nicely jealous is every one of us of his own repute!
Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful.
'This doing wrong creates such doubts as these,Renders us jealous and disturbs our peace.
The people are so jealous of the clergy's ambition.
Demanding exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry.
Thou shalt worship no other God; for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
If the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife.
To both these sisters have I sworn my love:Each jealous of the other, as the stungAre of the adder.
It is one of the best bonds, both of chastity and obedience, in the wife, if she think her husband wise; which she will never do if she find him jealous.
Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages;
He was never covetous before he met her
Jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions
Envious of their art collection
Suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival;
A jealous lover