invidiously invidiously


  • (adv) in a manner arousing resentment


  1. On seeing Phaedra an updated Greek tragedy that threw Anthony Perkins into the arms of stepmother Mercouri Pauline Kael compared it invidiously to a Bette Davis weepie.
  2. China has long been compared, invidiously, to a colony of human ants.
  3. He probably meant the advice invidiously, but Ormandy's career proved the truth of those words.


  1. "In my view, the Belizean Grove does not invidiously discriminate on the basis of gender," Sotomayor wrote. "The group allows men to participate in Belizean Grove activities, and to my knowledge the Belizean Grove has never denied membership...
    on Jul 20, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: National Journal (blog)

  2. "I don't want to speak invidiously of the various Basie outfits," Hentoff says, "but they never have that spirit. But the Mingus band, I could almost imagine him standing in front of that."
    on Feb 26, 2004 By: Nat Hentoff Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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