invidious

Part of speech: adjective

Unjustly discriminating; provoking envy.

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Usage examples "invidious":

  1. " Not that I mean any invidious comparison between them and this garden," he added, with a little smile towards the Duchessa. - "Antony Gray,--Gardener", Leslie Moore.
  2. Where all have been so kind, it is almost invidious to mention names, and yet there are two which must stand by themselves. - "A Surgeon in Belgium", Henry Sessions Souttar.
  3. Even if the point of it all were an invidious comparison it would immediately have to be admitted that the net showing in favor of these others, e. - "An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation", Thorstein Veblen.