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Meaning of INVIDIOUS

Pronunciation:  in'videeus

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

INVIDIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: discriminatory, unfavorable, unfavourable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.
   -- {In*vid"i*ous*ly}, adv. -- {In*vid"i*ous*ness}, n.

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