Jealousy vs Selfishness - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between jealousy and selfishness

is that jealousy is (uncountable) a state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc, from fears of infidelity while selfishness is the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others.

jealousy

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) A state of suspicious guarding towards a spouse, lover etc., from fears of infidelity.
  • (countable) A resentment towards someone for a perceived advantage or superiority they hold.
  • * 1907 , Charles J. Archard, The Portland Peerage Romance :
  • Jealousy was, however, aroused among the English nobility at the favouritism shown the Dutch newcomer.
  • Envy towards another's possessions
  • * 1891 , Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne, translated by R. W. Phipps, Memoirs Of Napoleon Bonaparte :
  • .
  • (archaic) A close concern for someone or something, solicitude, vigilance.
  • * :
  • For euer I supoosed that he had ben to yonge and to tendyr to take vpon hym these aduentures / And therfore by my wille I wold haue dryuen hym aweye for Ialousy that I had of his lyf / for it maye be no yong knyghtes dede that shal enchyeue this aduenture to the ende

    Synonyms

    * jealousness

    Antonyms

    * compersion

    selfishness

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia selfishness)
  • the quality of being selfish, the condition of putting one's own interests before those of others
  • Antonyms

    * selflessness