Etymology
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invidious (adj.)

c. 1600, from Latin invidiosus "full of envy, envious" (also "exciting hatred, hateful"), from invidia "envy, grudge, jealousy, ill will" (see envy (n.)). Envious is the same word, but passed through French. Related: Invidiously; invidiousness.

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Definitions of invidious

invidious (adj.)
containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice;
invidious comparisons
Synonyms: discriminatory
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