invidious

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin invidiōsus, from invidia (envy, ill will), from in- (upon) + videō (I see). Doublet of envious, from Old French.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈvɪdi.əs/
  • (US)
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  • Rhymes: -ɪdiəs

AdjectiveEdit

invidious (comparative more invidious, superlative most invidious)

  1. Causing ill will, envy, or offense.
  2. (of a distinction) Offensively or unfairly discriminating.
  3. (obsolete) Envious, jealous.
  4. (obsolete) Detestable, hateful, odious.

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