Definitions for invidiousɪnˈvɪd i əs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word invidious

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

  4. Origin: [L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Envious.]


Translations for invidious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • द्वेषजनकHindi
  • несправедливый, пристрастный, омерзительный, возмутительный, завистливый, ревнивый, ненавистныйRussian

Get even more translations for invidious »

Translation

Find a translation for the invidious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these invidious definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"invidious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/invidious>.

Are we missing a good definition for invidious? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for invidious:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.