non-invidious

invidious

[in-vid-ee-uhs]
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, envious.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin invidiōsus envious, envied, hateful, equivalent to invidi(a) envy + -ōsus -ous

invidiously, adverb
invidiousness, noun
noninvidious, adjective
noninvidiously, adverb
noninvidiousness, noun
uninvidious, adjective
uninvidiously, adverb

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invidious (ɪnˈvɪdɪəs)
 
adj
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
 
[C17: from Latin invidiōsus full of envy, from invidiaenvy]
 
in'vidiously
 
adv
 
in'vidiousness
 
n

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invidious
c.1600, from L. invidiosus "envious," from invidia "ill will" (see envy).
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