invidious

[ in-vid-ee-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF invidious
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I remonstrated, rather annoyed at the invidious position she was forcing on me in a sense.

This raises at once the just complaint that invidious distinctions are made.

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.

And this was the only allusion that the young man was ever to hear her make to his invidious kinswoman.

Egoism does not necessarily imply the invidious stigma of selfishness.

His only approach to invidious comment was in regard to the terrapin.

It seemed to move in her a little, exactly, that sense of the invidious.

Juan's invidious emphasis on the word "Mexicans" did not escape Alessandro.

To name a few of the devoted would be invidious to the many.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin invidiosus "full of envy, envious," from invidia "envy, grudge, jealousy, ill will" (see envy). Related: Invidiously; invidiousness.

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