What does invidious mean?

Definitions for invidiousɪnˈvɪd i əs

Here are all the 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"


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invidious

    in-vid′i-us, adj. likely to incur or provoke ill-will: likely to excite envy, enviable: offensively discriminating.—adv. Invid′iously.—n. Invid′iousness. [L. invidiosusinvidia, envy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invidious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invidious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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Translations for invidious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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