Definitions for invidiousɪnˈvɪd i əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•vid•i•ousɪnˈvɪd i əs(adj.)
calculated to create ill will; causing resentment or envy.
offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious:
Origin of invidious:
1600–10; < L invidiōsus, der. of invidi(a)envy
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
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