Meaning of invidious

in•vid•i•ous

Pronunciation: (in-vid'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful: invidious remarks.
  2. offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious: invidious comparisons.
  3. causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envy: an invidious honor.
  4. envious.
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