What does the word invidious mean?

Usage examples for invidious

  1. 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 by Henry Sessions Souttar
  2. 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 by Thorstein Veblen