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in vi dee uhs

  • s  containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
    invidious comparisons

  • He brings the hollow, driven, tyrannical character of Captain Queeg to full and invidious life, yet seldom fails to maintain a bond of sympathy with his audience.
  • Well, it would be lovely if the political dialogue could be conducted totally in terms of the general welfare, with no invidious arguments that seek to divide us from one another.
  • Instead of the neutral "What is your height?", the question is always the invidious "How tall are you?"
News & Articles

    For those of us old enough to remember the allegations and facts of the Richard Nixon Administration’s abuse of our personal liberties, we can only watch in astonishment as the administration of President Obama unveils itself daily as more egregious, more corrupt and more invidious than Nixon’s when it comes to our personal liberties.
    June 7, 2013 - Beverly Hills Courier

  • Tony Windsor in The Age
    It will be up to (Opposition Leader) Brendan Nelson to decide whether he'll support what wheatgrowers in Australia actually want,Mr Windsor said. "I think the position that Brendan Nelson has painted himself into is an invidious position...
  • Viviane Reding in Reuters
    I believe that we should not put European companies in an invidious position where their choice appears to be to break the law or leave the market to more unscrupulous operators,Reding said.
  • Elizabeth Butler-Sloss in Reuters Canada
    But the lawyer representing Queen Elizabeth, John Nutting, said it would be "undesirable, even perhaps invidious" to do this and the need for strictly unbiased scrutiny meant a jury of members of the public would be more appropriate.

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