Origin of invidious
Examples from the Web for invidious
Tevi Troy eschews any invidious mention of right-of-center think tanks in his critique.
The drive toward nihilism is invidious, and it adds a substantial layer of risk to the financial world and markets.
Others, "that from the malignity of his invidious nature, he regretted the preferring of many."
Of course no offense is intended and no invidious comparison is aimed at.
What person would risk the comfort of his life by the exercise of so invidious an interference?The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the|Thomas Clarkson
This raises at once the just complaint that invidious distinctions are made.A Book for All Readers|Ainsworth Rand Spofford
I do not grudge the invidious fate that has befallen my old friend and his followers.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for invidious
Word Origin for invidious
Word Origin and History for invidious
c.1600, from Latin invidiosus "full of envy, envious," from invidia "envy, grudge, jealousy, ill will" (see envy). Related: Invidiously; invidiousness.