Jeal·ous·y n.; pl. Jealousies The quality of being jealous; earnest concern or solicitude; painful apprehension of rivalship in cases directly affecting one's happiness; painful suspicion of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover.
I was jealous for jealousy. --Zech. viii. 2.
Jealousy is the . . . apprehension of superiority. --Shenstone.
Whoever had qualities to alarm our jealousy, had excellence to deserve our fondness. --Rambler.