Simple Definition of invidious
: unpleasant and likely to cause bad feelings in other people
Full Definition of invidious
Examples of invidious
The boss made invidious distinctions between employees.
<inevitably, his remarkable success attracted the invidious attention of the other sales representatives>
Origin of invidious
Latin invidiosus envious, invidious, from invidia envy — more at envy
First Known Use: 1606
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