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invidious

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] invidiōsus < invidia "envy, ill will" < in- "upon" + videō "I see".

Pronunciation

Adjective

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  1. Envious; causing or arising from envy.
  2. Enviable; desirable.
  3. Prompted by or expressing or adapted to excite envious dislike or ill will; offensively or unfairly discriminating.
    The professor made invidious distinctions based only on his own whim.
  4. Hateful; odious; detestable.

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References

  • "invidious" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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