invidiously

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv invidiously in a manner arousing resentment
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • invidiously In an invidious manner.
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Usage

In literature:

The invidious part of the alien enemy fell to Lillah.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916" by Various
Observe, reader, that we do not intend here to imply an invidious comparison.
"The Battle and the Breeze" by R.M. Ballantyne
The most invidious foes enter and attack the brood.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Defile not thy spirit with invidious prayers.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
I have neither the taste nor the time for the invidious work of disparaging other hives.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
It is always an invidious position to take up.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
And, lastly, of those in whom the seed bears fruit an hundredfold, it seems almost invidious to select examples.
"The Kingdom of Heaven; What is it?" by Edward Burbidge
This is meanly invidious and undeserved.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
That is not only an invidious, but a sarcastical and barbarous Expression.
"A Dialogue Between Dean Swift and Tho. Prior, Esq." by Anonymous
Mrs Howard was well-looking, without the invidious attribute of great beauty, and lively, without the not less invidious faculty of wit.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
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In poetry:

A little space, for me to prove
My boundless flame, my endless love;
And, like the train of vulgar hours,
Invidious Time that space devours.
"Song IX. - The fatal hours are wondrous near" by William Shenstone
Think finally about the secret will
Pretending obedience to Nature, but
Invidiously distinguishing everywhere,
Dividing up the world to conquer it.
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov
He never did invidiously reserve,
Whatever thou didst earnestly request,
Tho' at his hands thou never didst deserve
The very crumbs, wherewith thou hast been blest.
"How A Person Ought To Rouse Up Both Body And Soul, In The Dead Of Night, To Praise His God " by Rees Prichard
"Thou know'st how, lingering on a distant shore,
Disease invidious nipt my flowery prime;
And, oh, what pangs my tender bosom tore,
To think I ne'er must view my native clime!
"Elegy XXII. Written in the Year ----, When the Rights of Sepulture Were So Frequently Violated" by William Shenstone
Bleak, joyless regions! where, by Science fired,
Some prying sage his lonely step may bend;
There, by the love of novel plants inspired,
Invidious view the clambering goats ascend.
"Elegy XXI. Taking a View of the Country From His Retirement" by William Shenstone
We count him wise,
Timoleon, who in Syracuse laid down
That gleaming bait of all men's eyes,
And for his cottage changed the invidious crown;
Moving serenely through his grayhair'd day
'Mid vines and olives gray.
"At Hursley In Marden" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

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No, there is not an armed rebellion going on, but, oh, is there a war—a silent, insidious, invidious, nefarious, absolutely downright ugly war.
No, there is not an armed rebellion going on, but, oh, is there a war – a silent, insidious, invidious, nefarious, absolutely downright ugly war.
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