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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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References in classic literature ?
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. I have a great personal esteem for you and hope that some day, when I have recovered my balance, we shall meet again.
Morse, who had been invidiously singing the praises of Mr.
Invidiously I highlight, for possibly widest interest, Elizabeth Goldring's study of how Sir Philip Sidney's family used his funeral to give him a very elevated status, and Robert Savage's splendid `Checklists for Philostrate' (written by a scholar and personally witnessed festival practitioner), where he speculates what the Duke of Athens' master of revels, in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, might have read from available European-wide literature, or how, as court entertainment organiser, he might `awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth' for the marriage.
More invidiously, while reviews of the tenets of Islam, Islamic history and theological considerations of women's roles have their place, that place is not in a discussion of the Taliban.
The idea is to prevent an agency either from making arbitrary decisions or, more invidiously, from benefiting politically-favored groups through its decisions.
He indicates that because Orientalism was predicated upon writings by aristocrats and members of the professional middle-class (soldiers, explorer-entrepreneurs and philologists), it "encouraged a peculiarly (not to say invidiously) male conception of the world" (207).
Structural racism refers to official and unofficial social policies that invidiously affect the lives of nonwhites but cannot be traced to the actions of specific individuals.
The Sixth Circuit failed to focus on a key feature of Hunter, namely, that the amendment was invidiously discriminatory because it involved more than a mere repeal of the measure at issue.(120) Indeed, it is not even clear that the Sixth Circuit understood the Hunter analysis, since the panel claimed that it would be irrational to argue that the adoption of a gay rights regulation by a municipal department could not constitutionally be eliminated, and its reintroduction barred, by the city council or the city's voters, on the theory that it would be more difficult ...
The Broward County ordinance invidiously impacts a cable operator's ability to participate in the information market.