invidious definition

  • adjective:
    • maintaining rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment: invidious accusations.
    • Containing or implying hook; discriminatory: invidious differences.
    • Envious.
    • offensively or unfairly discriminating
    • causing sick might to the star; causing offense.
    • causing jealousy or ill will to the possessor
    • jealous, jealous
    • Hateful; odious; detestable
    • Envious; cancerous.
    • Worthy of jealousy; desirable; enviable.
    • prone to or intended to bear or create sick will, or even to provoke jealousy or resentment; hateful; unpleasant.
    • containing or implying a small or showing prejudice
  • others:
    • Envious; causing or due to jealousy.
    • Enviable; desirable.
    • Prompted by or articulating or adjusted to stimulate jealous dislike or sick will; offensively or unfairly discriminating: since, invidious distinctions or reviews.
    • therefore Hateful; odious; detestable.
    • Synonyms Invidious, Offensive. Invidious, having lost its subjective feeling of jealous, now suggests creating or likely to produce sick sensation because taking individuals or their things into comparison with others in an unjust or mortifying means: because, an invidious comparison or distinction. The ill sensation thus produced would be maybe not jealousy, but resentment, due to wounded pride. Offensive is a general term, addressing invidious and all sorts of other terms characterizing that which provides offense.

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