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Definitions for invidious
ɪnˈvɪd i əsin·vid·i·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discriminatory, invidiousadjective

    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

    "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"


  1. invidiousadjective

    offensively or unfairly discriminating

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

  2. invidiousadjective

    causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense.

  3. invidiousadjective

    causing envy or ill will towards the possessor

  4. invidiousadjective

    envious, jealous

  5. invidiousadjective

    Hateful; odious; detestable

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INVIDIOUSadjective

    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.


  1. invidious

    Invidious generally refers to something likely to arouse or incur resentment, anger, or envy in others. It is often used to describe actions or situations that seem unfairly discriminating or unjust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invidiousadjective

    envious; malignant

  2. Invidiousadjective

    worthy of envy; desirable; enviable

  3. Invidiousadjective

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

  4. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of invidious in a Sentence

  1. Al Green:

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

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    A condemn
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