Definitions for: Invidious


[adj] containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice; "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: discriminatory, unfavorable, unfavourable

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