invidious


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resentfully or painfully desirous of another's advantages

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containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

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The distinction between being native born and foreign born was sharp and invidious in those days.
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
Newman had come out of the war with a brevet of brigadier-general, an honor which in this case--without invidious comparisons--had lighted upon shoulders amply competent to bear it.
As these taunts were accompanied with invidious comparisons between Mr.
But Burns scholar Catherine Czerkawska, who wrote a novel about Jean, said: "Any comparisons between the poet and Weinstein are invidious.
In order to prevent this poor multinational being put in this invidious position again, Birmingham City Council should promise to refuse planning permission for any future Aldi stores in the city.
It's invidious for business people to get involved in party politics.
It's invidious for businesspeople to get involved in party politics.
It would be invidious in the extreme if the EU treated an independent Scotland any differently to any new applicant seeking EU membership.
The notion of the invidious possibilities of such a remark came to predominate, so that today innuendo typically refers to an insinuation that is at best catty, at worst defamatory.
I am sure James is genuinely sympathetic but he is in an invidious position.
The western diet of refined food, super-sized portions and the invidious presence of sugar in almost all commercially prepared foods is once again in the spotlight -- thanks to a new documentary that draws attention to the threat inherent in modern diets.
Constitution, prohibiting invidious discrimination based on race, religion, gender and other traits unrelated to merit.
The Queen was put in an invidious position when Conservative and Liberal Democrat Ministers, supported by Labour politicians, sought state control by using the antiquated Privy Council to reject a tough independent system of regulation proposed by the newspaper industry.
Passive following triggers invidious emotions, with users mainly envying happiness of others, the way others spend their vacations and socialize," the report stated.