Translation of jealous in Spanish:

jealous

celoso, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdʒɛləs//ˈdʒɛləs/

adjective

  • 1

    • 1.1(fearing rivalry)

      (husband/lover) celoso
      to get jealous ponerse celoso
      • he does it to make you jealous lo hace para que te pongas celosa
      • in a jealous rage en un arrebato de celos
      • to be jealous of sb tenerle envidia a algn
      • Alison told him that her husband was a jealous man, but that she would meet him as soon as she could without worry or fear that he would find them.
      • Over three quarters reported that their dating partners did something to make them jealous.
      • A jealous husband broke a man's nose because he thought someone was ‘ogling’ his wife.
      • We stopped sleeping together, but when Hanna got a new boyfriend I was jealous for the first time ever.
      • Also, she had been asked to join study groups, but the husband was jealous, and forbade her from meeting with other students.

    • 1.2(envious)

      (person/nature) envidioso
      don't you feel jealous when you see … ? ¿no te da envidia ver …?
      • you're only jealous! ¡lo que tienes es envidia!
      • to be jealous of sth ser celoso de algo
      • to be jealous of sb tenerle envidia a algn
      • You are really and truly, happy for your friend because something fantastic is happening in their life, but at the same time you are so jealous of them that you want to scream.
      • I'm jealous of the people behind the popular weblogs.
      • I'm insanely jealous of people who have imaginations.
      • I try not to get jealous of her affection for my dog.
      • We each seek our own advantage, competing and exploiting as necessary; jealous of the success of others and determined to hold on to what we think of as ours.
      • By our very nature, we are selfish, jealous, envious, stricken with strife, and sometimes downright rebellious.
      • It would be selfish to be jealous of him, and I could truthfully say I wasn't.
      • Some English people feel jealous of Scotland's better roads, free higher education and a more efficient welfare system.
      • The Soviet Union had better technology and more money to spend on it than America, and that made the Americans jealous, even envious.
      • She said they were jealous of her genius and resented her because she was a woman.
      • Despite being backstabbers and fiercely jealous of each other, I think of writers as an international guild.
      • My personal view, admittedly pretty neurotic, is that the politician is jealous of hardworking people who can manage to have a good time.
      • And her eyes were outlined in black eyeliner, making her green eyes stand out even more, which she was jealous of.
      • I imagine many so-called moralists are secretly jealous of teens engaged in pleasure, as opposed to any serious moral valuation they may hold.
      • They were much more intelligent than we were, and quite frankly, we were jealous of their achievements.
      • We are trying to put an entertaining team on the park, and some people are jealous of that.
      • She had dark brown hair and bright green eyes, I was also jealous of.
      • His house is huge and his dogs were so happy and friendly when I arrived, but now the oldest seems jealous of the attention he is giving me.
      • He is jealous of their prowess, and those qualities together in this time could be the biggest asset that we have in leadership.
      • People who are envious or jealous seem to be in a perpetual state of suffering and anguish.

  • 2

    (protective)
    to be jealous of sth ser celoso de algo
    • Mr Dallas said Edmunds was possessive and jealous of Miss Lawrance and took the view that if he could not have her then no one else would.
    • It means that he cares enough about you and your relationship that he is getting jealous and protective of you.
    • He was too possessive of her, she was too jealous of him.