Invidious



[in-vid-ee-uh s] /ɪnˈvɪd i əs/

adjective
1.
calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful:
invidious remarks.
2.
offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious:
invidious comparisons.
3.
causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envy:
an invidious honor.
4.
Obsolete. .
/ɪnˈvɪdɪəs/
adjective
1.
incurring or tending to arouse resentment, unpopularity, etc: an invidious task
2.
(of comparisons or distinctions) unfairly or offensively discriminating
3.
(obsolete) grudging; envious
adj.

c.1600, from Latin invidiosus “full of envy, envious,” from invidia “envy, grudge, jealousy, ill will” (see envy). Related: Invidiously; invidiousness.

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