Definitions for invidiousɪnˈvɪd i əs
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containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
"discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"
offensively or unfairly discriminating
The professor made invidious distinctions based only on his own whim.
causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense.
causing envy or ill will towards the possessor
Hateful; odious; detestable
Origin: invidiosus, from invidia, from in- + video.
worthy of envy; desirable; enviable
likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful; as, invidious distinctions
Origin: [L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Envious.]
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