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in·vid·i·ous

 (ĭn-vĭd′ē-əs)
adj.
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.

invidious

(ɪnˈvɪdɪəs)
adj
1. incurring or tending to arouse resentment, unpopularity, etc: an invidious task.
2. (of comparisons or distinctions) unfairly or offensively discriminating
3. obsolete grudging; envious
[C17: from Latin invidiōsus full of envy, from invidia envy]
inˈvidiously adv
inˈvidiousness n

in•vid•i•ous

(ɪnˈvɪd i əs)

adj.
1. calculated to create ill will; causing resentment or envy.
2. offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious: invidious comparisons.
3. Obs. envious.
[1600–10; < Latin invidiōsus, derivative of invidi(a) envy]
in•vid′i•ous•ly, adv.
in•vid′i•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.invidious - containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice; "discriminatory attitudes and practices"; "invidious comparisons"
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"

invidious

adjective
1. undesirable, unpleasant, hateful, thankless He's in the invidious position of having to break the bad news.
undesirable pleasant, desirable, pleasing
2. unfair, unjust, unjustified, inequitable It is invidious to make a selection.

invidious

adjective
1. Damaging to the reputation:
Law: libelous.
2. Resentfully or painfully desirous of another's advantages:
Translations

invidious

[ɪnˈvɪdɪəs] ADJ [job, task] → odioso, ingrato; [comparison] → injusto
I find myself in an invidious positionme encuentro en una situación ingrata
it would be invidious to mention namessería inapropiado mencionar nombres

invidious

[ɪnˈvɪdiəs] adj
[comparison] → indu(e)
We should guard against invidious comparisons with Scotland Yard → Nous devrions nous garder de toute comparaison indue avec Scotland Yard.
[task] → peu enviable
(= awkward) [position] → peu enviable
to be put in an invidious position → être placé dans une position peu enviable

invidious

adj remarkgehässig, boshaft; task, positionunerfreulich, unangenehm; behaviour, conductgemein; distinctions, comparison, discriminationungerecht; it would be invidious to …es wäre ungerecht, zu …

invidious

[ɪnˈvɪdɪəs] adj (comparison) → ingiusto/a; (task) → poco invidiabile, antipatico/a; (choice) → imbarazzante, difficile
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