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invidious

adjective     /ɪnˈvɪd.i.əs/ formal
likely to cause unhappiness or be unpleasant, especially because unfair: Such a difficult choice placed her in an invidious position.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad invidiously     /-li/ adverb invidiousness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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