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  1. Nice glasses, Jealous is worse than envious. Jealous is consumed with anger and envy with expectations. Different.

  2. Green with envy = I want

    Jealous husband= Bad news

    Not the same in my life!!!

  3. Envy simmers , jealousy kills. Yeah this photo will kindle envy in some and jealousy in some some. Was it Jolie who enquired at the mirror.?

  4. hmm *thinking*
    well jealous is kinda of like a slang word?
    While people use envious as formal?

    But yup I’m pretty sure its the same meaning! 😀

  5. I don’t think they are the same at all. Envy to me is a passing thought. “Oh, I’d like a car like that” or “her house is so nice” but then you go on with your day.

    Jealousy is like a cancer that doesn’t go away and you dwell and dwell on it until it consumes you.

    Just my 2 cents.

    • Joy, you are on to something! I also believe they are not the same. I will be posting my thoughts as soon as I am awake…more so, that is!! Coffee brewing, want some?????

  6. I agree with Dinky Gizzardlips (Joy). I think when you envy someone, it’s just a thought that quickly goes away but jealousy is something that sticks around for who knows how long.

    • Well Gary, I have my take on all of this that I will share with you all, once I wake up a little more!!!! Lazy Saturday for me!!! Late night!!! Saw the movies, Australia…GREAT and The Electric Mist…GREAT!

  7. Any word that is meant to be used in a negative way is bad!!!!!!

  8. OK, thanks to everyone who answered this question! I love all the participation!! Here is something I found on the internet that I thought defined it well. Thanks! *(*

    Jealous means “apprehensive or vengeful out of fear of being replaced by someone else.” It can also mean “watchful,” “anxiously suspicious,” “zealous,” or “expecting complete devotion.” The last is normally applied to God.

    The noun form is jealousy; the adverb form, jealously.

    Envy means “to bear a grudge toward someone due to coveting what that person has or enjoys.” In a milder sense, it means “the longing for something someone else has without any ill will intended toward that person.” Envy can be a noun or verb.

    The adjective form is envious; the adverb form, enviously.

    A person envies someone towards whom he has ill will because of that person’s success, achievements, and the like. He envies something that belongs to someone else and to which he has no right or claim. He is jealous of intrusion onto something that belongs to him or upon which he maintains a claim.

    An envious attitude is always negative. A jealous outlook is usually negative but it can be positive, depending on its object and inclination. For example, a man may be jealous when another man talks to his wife (negative); however, a free people must jealously guard their liberties if they want to keep them (positive).

  9. The easiest way I’ve found to think of them:

    I am ENVIOUS of what is yours; I am JEALOUS of what is mine.

    Perhaps overly simplistic given common usage, but when I’m writing something, that’s my rule for deciding which word to use.

    • Dennis, I can see how looking at it this way can help you decide what word would fit better into what you are trying to say! Thanks! I will remember this one!!

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