(?), a. [L. invidiosus, fr. invidia envy. See Envy, and cf. Envious.]
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1. Envious; malignant. [Obs.] Evelyn.
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2. Worthy of envy; desirable; enviable. [Obs.]
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Such a person appeareth in a far more honorable and invidious state than any prosperous man.
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3. Likely to or intended to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy or resentment; hateful; offensive; as, invidious distinctions.
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Agamemnon found it an invidious affair to give the preference to any one of the Grecian heroes.

-- In*vid"i*ous*ly, adv. -- In*vid"i*ous*ness, n.





(?), } n. [in- not + vigilance: cf. OF. invigilance.] Lack of vigilance; neglect of watching; carelessness.
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