- Unpleasant and likely to cause bad feelings in other people.
- Tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy.
- Giving offense by discriminating unfairly.
Examples of invidious in a sentence:
• Noah’s invidious affectation, angered his co-workers.*
• Invidious lawmakers, continue to exclude those born intersex, from being recognized in law.
• Victor’s invidious, ostentatious behavior, resulted in his expulsion from the University.
• Because of their invidious racism, some perfidious police officers, disproportionately target African Americans.
Now it’s your turn, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word: invidious.
* Tip : Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing; the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.
*Next month, DFOWW “Basic Rules of Grammar” will host an online workshop on affectation vs affection.