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in·vid·i·ous  audio  (n-vd-s) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment: invidious accusations.
  2. Containing or implying a slight; discriminatory: invidious distinctions.
  3. Envious.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin invidisus, envious, hostile, from invidia, envy ; see envy

OTHER FORMS:
in·vidi·ous·ly(Adverb), in·vidi·ous·ness(Noun)


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