Origin of invidious
Related Words for invidiousabominable, defamatory, detestable, discriminatory, envious, green-eyed, jealous, libelous, obnoxious, odious, offensive, repugnant, scandalous, slanderous, slighting, undesirable, calumnious, detractive
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Contemporary Examples of invidious
Tevi Troy eschews any invidious mention of right-of-center think tanks in his critique.What the Hell Just Happened at AEI?
January 10, 2012
The drive toward nihilism is invidious, and it adds a substantial layer of risk to the financial world and markets.More Mania in the Markets
October 28, 2011
Historical Examples of invidious
I remonstrated, rather annoyed at the invidious position she was forcing on me in a sense.Chance
This raises at once the just complaint that invidious distinctions are made.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Several exceptions must be understood; but to select them would be invidious.
For surely no two men were ever left in a position so invidious and irritating.The Lock And Key Library
And this was the only allusion that the young man was ever to hear her make to his invidious kinswoman.Daisy Miller
Word Origin for invidious
c.1600, from Latin invidiosus "full of envy, envious," from invidia "envy, grudge, jealousy, ill will" (see envy). Related: Invidiously; invidiousness.