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Jelous vs. Jealous: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 11, 2024
"Jelous" is incorrect, while "Jealous" is the correct spelling, referring to feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.

Which is correct: Jelous or Jealous

How to spell Jealous?

Jelous is Incorrect

Jealous is Correct


Key Differences

Recall that "jealous" is like "gel," which also starts with 'j-e,' but jealousy isn't smooth.
Associate the word "jealous" with "zealous"; both have similar sounds and intense emotions.
Remember that "jealous" contains the word "us," as jealousy often involves our feelings towards others.
Think of the phrase "green with jealousy," and remember that "jealous" has "ea" like "green."
"Jealous" has the same "ea" as "eager," and jealousy often stems from an eagerness to possess what others have.

Correct usage of Jealous

Jelous of her friend's new bike, she couldn't stop staring.
Jealous of her friend's new bike, she couldn't stop staring.
He felt very jelous when he saw them together.
He felt very jealous when he saw them together.
I get jelous when you talk to other people that way.
I get jealous when you talk to other people that way.
It's not good to be jelous of others' successes.
It's not good to be jealous of others' successes.
My sister is always jelous of my grades in school.
My sister is always jealous of my grades in school.

Jealous Definitions

Protective or vigilant of one's rights or possessions
He was jealous of his own freedom.
Intolerant of disloyalty or rivalry
The coach was jealous of his authority on the team.
Desirous of another’s advantages
He was jealous of his colleague’s quick promotion.
Feeling envious
She was jealous of her sister's success.
Suspicious of potential infidelity
She became jealous whenever her partner spoke to others.
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.
Envious or resentful of the good fortune or achievements of another
I felt jealous when my coworker got a promotion. See Usage Note below.
Having to do with or arising from feelings of apprehension, bitterness, or envy
Jealous thoughts.
Vigilant in guarding something
We are jealous of our good name.
Intolerant of disloyalty or infidelity; autocratic
A jealous god.
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.
Suspecting, suspicious.
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

Jealous Sentences

I felt jealous when I saw my cousin's new skateboard.
The girl was jealous that her friend was going on vacation.
He tried not to be jealous of his brother's new bike.
She was jealous of her sister's talent in painting.
It's natural to feel jealous sometimes, but it's important to be happy for others.
The boy was jealous of the attention his puppy got from his parents.
He became jealous when his best friend got a new video game.
Sometimes, feeling jealous can motivate you to work harder.
They were jealous of each other's achievements in the science fair.
I was jealous of the players who made the basketball team.
Being jealous won't help you improve your own skills.
She found it hard not to be jealous when she saw the pictures of the party she wasn't invited to.
I realized I was jealous of my friend's ability to make everyone laugh.
It's okay to feel jealous, but it's not okay to act on it in a harmful way.
She was jealous of her friend's new shoes.
The dog was jealous whenever its owner petted another dog.
He couldn't understand why he felt so jealous over something so small.
Being jealous of someone's success won't make you successful.
She was jealous of how easily her friend made new friends.
He was jealous of his neighbor's new car.


What is the pronunciation of Jealous?

Jealous is pronounced as /ˈdʒɛləs/.

Which vowel is used before Jealous?

The vowel "e" is used before "alous" in "jealous."

Why is it called Jealous?

It's called "jealous" from the French "jaloux," depicting the feeling of envy or suspicion.

What is the plural form of Jealous?

As an adjective, "jealous" doesn't have a plural form.

What is the singular form of Jealous?

"Jealous" itself is an adjective and doesn't have a singular form.

What is the verb form of Jealous?

There is no direct verb form of "jealous"; "envy" is often used as the verb form.

What is the root word of Jealous?

The root word is the Old French "jalous."

Is Jealous a noun or adjective?

"Jealous" is an adjective.

Which preposition is used with Jealous?

"Of" is often used with "jealous," as in "jealous of."

Is Jealous an adverb?

No, "jealous" is not an adverb.

Is Jealous a vowel or consonant?

"Jealous" is a word consisting of vowels and consonants.

Is the Jealous term a metaphor?

"Jealous" is not typically a metaphor but can be used metaphorically in language.

Which conjunction is used with Jealous?

There's no specific conjunction used exclusively with "jealous."

How many syllables are in Jealous?

"Jealous" has two syllables.

How do we divide Jealous into syllables?

It is divided as jeal-ous.

What is another term for Jealous?

"Envious" can be another term for jealous.

What is the opposite of Jealous?

The opposite could be "content," "secure," or "unenvious."

Which determiner is used with Jealous?

Determiners like "my," "your," "the" can be used with "jealous."

What is the second form of Jealous?

Adjectives don't have a "second form"; "jealous" remains consistent.

Which article is used with Jealous?

"Jealous" can be used with "a," "an," or "the," depending on the noun it modifies.

Is Jealous a negative or positive word?

"Jealous" typically has a negative connotation.

Is Jealous a collective noun?

No, "jealous" is not a collective noun.

What part of speech is Jealous?

"Jealous" is an adjective.

What is the third form of Jealous?

"Jealous" doesn't have a "third form" as it's an adjective.

Is the word Jealous imperative?

No, "jealous" is not imperative; it's an adjective.

How is Jealous used in a sentence?

"He was jealous of his friend's new smartphone."

What is the first form of Jealous?

As an adjective, "jealous" doesn't have a "first form."

Is Jealous an abstract noun?

No, "jealous" is an adjective, not a noun.

Is Jealous a countable noun?

"Jealous" is not a noun; it's an adjective.

What is a stressed syllable in Jealous?

The first syllable, "jeal," is stressed.
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