Meaning of “invidious” in the English Dictionary

"invidious" in British English

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invidiousadjective

uk /ɪnˈvɪd.i.əs/ us /ɪnˈvɪd.i.əs/ formal
invidiously
adverb uk /ɪnˈvɪd.i.əs.li/ us /ɪnˈvɪd.i.əs.li/
invidiousness
noun [ U ] uk /ɪnˈvɪd.i.əs.nəs/ us /ɪnˈvɪd.i.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “invidious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"invidious" in American English

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invidiousadjective

us /ɪnˈvɪd·i·əs/ fml

likely to cause unhappiness or offense:

We are not going to seek for invidious comparisons between governments.

(Definition of “invidious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)