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1. Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment: invidious accusations.
2. Offensive and unfair: invidious distinctions.
3. Archaic Envious.

[Latin invidiōsus, envious, hostile, from invidia, envy; see envy.]

in·vid′i·ous·ly adv.
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Adv.1.invidiously - in a manner arousing resentment
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If I had been the most scrupulous man in the world, I must still have received my wages, for the very necessary purpose of not appearing to distinguish myself invidiously from my fellow-workmen.
The cold sunlight of this spring evening peered invidiously upon the crocks and kettles, upon the bunches of dried herbs shivering in the breeze, upon the brass handles of the dresser, upon the wicker-cradle they had all been rocked in, and upon the well-rubbed clock-case, all of which gave out the reproachful gleam of indoor articles abandoned to the vicissitudes of a roofless exposure for which they were never made.
I beg you take all this as I mean it, which, Heaven knows, is not invidiously.
Morse, who had been invidiously singing the praises of Mr.
The primary focus is harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice towards others, and harassment through derogatory or demeaning verbal or physical conduct, sexual advances, and requests for sexual favors--in other words, invidiously disparate treatment and abusive or predatory behavior.
Cockneys, for example, started out life as an alien underclass whose moral physiognomy was compared unfavourably and invidiously to that of 'hottentots', but then turned themselves into music hall performers singing popular patriotic songs and cracking cheerful-chappie jokes, until by the 1940s they emerged as national heroes of the Blitz--only to fall from grace once more in the multicultural 1990s when, thanks to Alf Garnett and the Pub Landlord, they become a byword for in-your-face chauvinistic attitudes, or, alternatively, the sentimental 'knees up mother brown' schlockney of Chas and Dave.
As the Griggs Court put it, the fundamental aim of Title VII is "the removal of artificial, arbitrary, and unnecessary barriers to employment when the barriers operate invidiously to discriminate on the basis of racial or other impermissible classification.
He argued, "The principal purpose of those who drafted and adopted the [Fourteenth] Amendment was to prohibit the States from invidiously discriminating by reason of race.
It has also created the impression that the United Nations is invidiously selective about the application of the principles of human rights and democracy,' the leaders wrote in the letter.
So, here are a few points I would have made to demonstrate it is not logical, but invidiously discriminatory:
Scholars have considered this issue from various angles, including the nation's economic formation outside of the plantation nexus of sugar and slavery, the early emergence of a freedmen majority, and the role of the United States, which invidiously cast the Dominican Republic as higher than Haiti on the evolutionary scale.
535, 538 (1973)) ("[A] state may not invidiously discriminate against illegitimate children by denying them substantial benefits accorded children generally.