American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment: invidious accusations.
- adj. Containing or implying a slight; discriminatory: invidious distinctions.
- adj. Envious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Envious; causing or arising from envy.
- Enviable; desirable.
- Prompted by or expressing or adapted to excite envious dislike or ill will; offensively or unfairly discriminating: as, invidious distinctions or comparisons.
- Hence Hateful; odious; detestable.
- Synonyms Invidious, Offensive. Invidious, having lost its subjective sense of envious, now means producing or likely to produce ill feeling because bringing persons or their belongings into contrast with others in an unjust or mortifying way: as, an invidious comparison or distinction. The ill feeling thus produced would be not envy, but resentment, on account of wounded pride. Offensive is a general word, covering invidious and all other words characterizing that which gives offense.
- adj. offensively or unfairly discriminating
- adj. causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense.
- adj. of a thing causing envy or ill will towards the possessor
- adj. envious, jealous
- adj. obsolete Hateful; odious; detestable
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Envious; malignant.
- adj. obsolete Worthy of envy; desirable; enviable.
- adj. Likely to or intended to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy or resentment; hateful; offensive.
- adj. containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
- Latin invidiōsus, from invidia ("envy, ill will"), from in- ("upon") + videō ("I see"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin invidiōsus, envious, hostile, from invidia, envy; see envy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And what you call invidious ghettos were great defences, they were havens, oases of peace and respect.”
“Clearly Dewey believed that political and economic conditions im modern societies encouraged an "alienation" from the aesthetic qualities of an "act of production," and to that extent Dewey's insistence that distinctions between fine and useful art are invidious is a politically-implicated gesture.”
“I do think the propensity of Americans to engage in invidious discrimination really has diminished, and diminished to the point of where much of the 1964 Act is unnecessary.”
“Yet again invidious comparisons are made with our continental neighbours whose milk consumption, in part because of very different climatic conditions, is overwhelmingly of UHT milk.”
“Alternatively, Congress should have more leeway to fashion remedies because the states are more likely to be engaging in invidious discrimination where laws or practices touching upon suspect classifications are concerned.”
“This paper had been particularly disagreeable concerning the “dividend-cooking” system of certain of the Comstock mines, at the same time calling invidious attention to safer investments in California stocks.”
“This paper had been particularly disagreeable concerning the "dividend-cooking" system of certain of the Comstock mines, at the same time calling invidious attention to safer investments in California stocks.”
“dividend-cooking" system of certain of the Comstock mines, at the same time calling invidious attention to safer investments in California stocks.”
“As Thorsten Veblen taught us with the notion of invidious comparison, in a product category where absolute quality is hard to measure—wines, coffee, supercars—people assume the more expensive item is somehow intrinsically better.”
“What one person calls natural preference another calls invidious, immoral, or bigotry.”
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Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
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