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  • n. Malevolent provocation of dislike or resentment; the state or quality of being invidious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being invidious; offensiveness.

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Examples

  • The invidiousness is the creation of a two tiered pension system in this country under the nose of the present day Liberals from what was a one tiered pensions system created by past Liberal governments, that is being dismantled by Harper and returned to its former two tiered state without a single wimper from the present day Liberal government.

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  • Many of you will remember the congressman (I've omitted names in this article in order to avoid the invidiousness that is most political commentary) who used a brief speech on the House floor to describe GOP health care plans as wanting Americans to "die quickly".

    Tom Silva: Kant on the Campaign Trail

  • Indeed, Fifa's invidiousness becomes somehow more pronounced when brought to bear upon a developing nation.

    Sepp Blatter's slick patter sticks in South Africa's craw

  • The logic, but not the invidiousness, has been transferred to public consideration of sports star salaries.

    Jeternomics and the CEO

  • Many of you will remember the congressman I've omitted names in this article in order to avoid the invidiousness that is most political commentary who used a brief speech on the House floor to describe GOP health care plans as wanting Americans to "die quickly".

    Tom Silva: Kant on the Campaign Trail

  • Like a true progressive, using harsh language to distract from the utter invidiousness of the comparison.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Junior High School Student Ordered Not To Wear Pro-Life T-Shirt:

  • But this means that God loves his son more than he loves the rest of us (this invidiousness doesn't seem to bother Christian believers, because it is pretty much taken for granted that parents love their own children more than other children; and even though we are all God's creatures, divine blood in this case is apparently thicker than created blood).

    John Seery: Ann Coulter Has a Point, Kind Of (Hear Me Out...)

  • Has any previous U.S. president insisted so adamantly, with such ferocity and apparent relish, with such relentless and skillful manipulation, upon such domestic invidiousness?

    John Seery: Dear President Bush

  • He sums this up in the principle of the non-invidiousness of the metaphysical contraries (Hartshorne 1970, 268).

    Process Theism

  • It is certain that he himself was the last that owned the title; for it was a long time after, when he was sent proconsul into Spain against Sertorius, that he began to write himself in his letters and commissions by the name of Pompeius Magnus; common and familiar use having then worn off the invidiousness of the title.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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