Definition of jealously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒeləsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒeləsli//
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  1. 1in an angry or unhappy way because somebody you like or love is showing interest in somebody else Matt watched jealously as his girlfriend and Jake walked to class together.
  2. 2in an angry or unhappy way because you wish you had something that somebody else has synonym enviously She eyed Natalia jealously.
  3. 3in a way that is careful to keep or protect something that you have a jealously guarded secret