Definitions for invidiousɪnˈvɪd i əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•vid•i•ousɪnˈvɪd i əs(adj.)

  1. calculated to create ill will; causing resentment or envy.

  2. offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious:

    invidious comparisons.

  3. Obs. envious.

Origin of invidious:

1600–10; < L invidiōsus, der. of invidi(a)envy

in•vid′i•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discriminatory, invidious(adj)

    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

    "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"

Wiktionary

  1. invidious(Adjective)

    offensively or unfairly discriminating

    The professor made invidious distinctions based only on his own whim.

  2. invidious(Adjective)

    causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense.

  3. invidious(Adjective)

    causing envy or ill will towards the possessor

  4. invidious(Adjective)

    envious, jealous

  5. invidious(Adjective)

    Hateful; odious; detestable

  6. Origin: invidiosus, from invidia, from in- + video.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invidious(adj)

    envious; malignant

  2. Invidious(adj)

    worthy of envy; desirable; enviable

  3. Invidious(adj)

    likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful; as, invidious distinctions

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