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Invidious (likely to provoke ill will) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
Definition of the adjective invidious
What does invidious mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more invidious / most invidious
- containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
Alternative definition of the adjective invidious
- (of a distinction) offensively or unfairly discriminating
- (of an action or task) causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense.
- (of a thing) causing envy or ill will towards the possessor
- envious, jealous.
- (obsolete) Hateful; odious; detestable.
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2-volume Set by Phillip O'Hara
Veblen's dichotomy contrasts the invidious and the non-invidious interest (Veblen 1899:143) (see VEBLEN). The non-invidious or species interest is understood to be the common good of the “generically human.” The test of “impersonal ...
A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske
Use invidious. t (FOFUJD JOGPSNBUJPO can be used as the basis for insidious discrimination. Use invidious. Insidious—which means treacherous; harmful but enticing; spreading slowly and in a subtle manner—is not infrequently confused ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
With the feeling of admiration toward the intellectual class, there was mingled a certain invidious sentiment; and the name Sophist, being often used to express the dislike as well as the admiration, came ultimately to have a predominating bad ...
by Bryan A. Garner
insidious; invidious. A distinction exists between these words. Insidious = ( of persons and things) lying in wait or seeking to entrap or ensnare; operating ...
by Charlotte Buxton
invidious adj. likely to cause resentment. invigilate v. supervise exam candidates. invigilator n. invigorate v. give strength or energy to. invincible adj. too powerful to be defeated. invincibility n. inviolable adj. never to be attacked or ...
by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield
unhealthy', insidious, invidious but the first is about ten times more frequent. See in- and un-. insanitary, unsanitary. Sanitation is a 19c. concept: the word itself was ...
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- The Y.K. Dictionary - Invidious
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Quotes about invidious
An army of grief
Knows me well
Rampage and rout
At me it spell
Musings are dead
Quibbling and press
Ballistic motions (Akram Saqib)
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Scrabble value of I1N1V4I1D2I1O1U1S1
The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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