Definitions

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  • adv. In an invidious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an invidious manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a manner arousing resentment

Etymologies

invidious +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We do not use the latter term invidiously, but merely to denote a pair of smooth, plump, highly – coloured cheeks of capacious dimensions, and a mouth rather remarkable for the fresh hue of the lips than for any marked or striking expression it presented.

    Sketches by Boz

  • We do not use the latter term invidiously, but merely to denote a pair of smooth, plump, highly-coloured cheeks of capacious dimensions, and a mouth rather remarkable for the fresh hue of the lips than for any marked or striking expression it presented.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people

  • The American Bar Association's judicial codes states that it is inappropriate for judges to belong to groups that "invidiously" discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion or national origin.

    Republic Broadcasting Network

  • WASHINGTON (CNN) - An all-women's club that counts Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor among its members does not "invidiously discriminate on the basis of sex," she told senators.

    Sotomayor defends membership in all-women's club

  • Republicans will be comparing Obama invidiously to Bush on the economy just as Democrats compared Bush invidiously to Clinton.

    Matthew Yglesias » For the Defense

  • Students are normally assigned randomly to sections, but we gave students a choice as to whether they wanted in on this experiment or not; about 130 chose "in," and rather than invidiously have a small percentage not get their wishes in order to make all the sections the same size, the Deans in their infinite wisdom decided I'd just get to enjoy an extra-large group so that all 1Ls could have their first choice.

    Discourse.net: A Good Omen (Herein of Torts)

  • The conversation had been swung in that direction by Mrs. Morse, who had been invidiously singing the praises of Mr. Hapgood.

    Chapter 29

  • One way to tell if you are using the somebody-nobody distinction invidiously (as a rationalization for rankist behavior) is to notice to whom you keep your promises.

    Robert Fuller: Eight Ways You Can Stop Rankism

  • But the eagerness with which journalists rushed to link him with the tea-party movement suggests that they are invidiously biased against dissenters from the current U.S. government.

    Pot Calls Kettle Stack

  • Cutting the public element in health care - Medicare, especially - in response to the health care cost problem is just a way of invidiously targeting the elderly who are covered by that program.

    James K. Galbraith: Our Response to Harold Evans's Stimulus Letter

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  • More invidiously, it involves being judged by share-price performance to the exclusion of almost everything else.

    January 6, 2011