In*vid"i*ous (?), a. [L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Envious.]

1.

Envious; malignant.

[Obs.]

Evelyn.

2.

Worthy of envy; desirable; enviable.

[Obs.]

Such a person appeareth in a far more honorable and invidious state than any prosperous man.
Barrow.

3.

Likely to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy; hateful; as, invidious distinctions.

Agamemnon found it an invidious affair to give the preference to any one of the Grecian heroes.
Broome.

-- In*vid"i*ous*ly, adv. -- In*vid"i*ous*ness, n.

 

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