Definitions for invidious
ɪnˈvɪd i əsin·vid·i·ous
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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
Etymology: invidiosus, from invidia, from in- + video.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: invidiosus, Latin.
I shall open to them the interior secrets of this mysterious art, without imposture or invidious reserve. John Evelyn.
Agamemnon found it an invidious affair to give the preference to any one of the Grecian heroes. William Broome.
Not to be further tedious, or rather invidious, these are a few causes which have contributed to the ruin of our morals. Jonathan Swift.
worthy of envy; desirable; enviable
likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful; as, invidious distinctions
Etymology: [L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Envious.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. invidiosus—invidia, envy.]
The numerical value of invidious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of invidious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Your failure to speak up and speak out is putting your brand at risk, because conservatism is being conflated with racism, sexism, antisemitism and all of the invidious phobias, i would encourage you to have the courage to speak out and protect the conservative brand.
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