Complete Definition of "invidious"

was wotd|2007|July|11
English

Etymology
From L. invidiosus#Latin|invidiÅsus < invidia#Latin|invidia "envy, ill will"
< in-#Latin|in- "upon" + video#Latin|videÅ "I see".

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɪnËvɪdiÉs/
audio|en-us-invidious.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ɪdiÉs

Adjective
en-adj

  1. envious|Envious; causing or arising from envy.
  2. enviable|Enviable; desirable.
  3. Prompted by or expressing or adapted to excite envious dislike or ill will; offensively or unfairly discriminate|discriminating.

#: The professor made invidious distinctions based only on his own whim.

  1. hateful|Hateful; odious; detestable.

Related terms
invidiously
invidiousness

References
R:Century 1911

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