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invidious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invidious  \In*vid"i*ous\,  a.  [L.  invidiosus,  fr  invidia  envy. 
  See  {Envy},  and  cf  {Envious}.] 
  1.  Envious;  malignant.  [Obs.]  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  Worthy  of  envy;  desirable;  enviable.  [Obs.] 
 
  Such  a  person  appeareth  in  a  far  more  honorable  and 
  invidious  state  than  any  prosperous  man.  --Barrow. 
 
  3.  Likely  to  incur  or  produce  ill  will  or  to  provoke  envy; 
  hateful;  as  invidious  distinctions. 
 
  Agamemnon  found  it  an  invidious  affair  to  give  the 
  preference  to  any  one  of  the  Grecian  heroes. 
  --Broome. 
  --  {In*vid"i*ous*ly},  adv  --  {In*vid"i*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invidious 
  adj  :  containing  or  implying  a  slight  or  showing  prejudice; 
  "discriminatory  attitudes  and  practices";  "invidious 
  comparisons"  [syn:  {discriminatory}] 




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