Definition of invidious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

invidious

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪnˈvɪdiəs//
 
(formal)
 
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unpleasant and unfair; likely to offend someone or make them jealous We were in the invidious position of having to choose whether to break the law or risk lives. It would be invidious to single out any one person to thank.
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