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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, envious.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin invidiōsus envious, envied, hateful, equivalent to invidi(a) envy + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
invidiously, adverb
invidiousness, noun
noninvidious, adjective
noninvidiously, adverb
noninvidiousness, noun
uninvidious, adjective
uninvidiously, adverb
Can be confused
insidious, invidious.
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British Dictionary definitions for un-invidious

invidious

/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
Derived Forms
invidiously, adverb
invidiousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin invidiōsus full of envy, from invidiaenvy
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Word Origin and History for un-invidious

invidious

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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