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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: invidiosus, from invidia 'envy'

invidious

adjective
     
in‧vid‧i‧ous written
unpleasant, especially because it is likely to offend people or make you unpopular:
By innocently lying to detectives, she'd put herself in an invidious position.

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