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Invidious vs. Odious

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  • Invidious (adjective)

    Offensively or discriminating.

  • Invidious (adjective)

    Causing ill will towards the actor; causing offense.

  • Invidious (adjective)

    Causing envy or ill will towards the possessor.

  • Invidious (adjective)

    Envious, jealous.

  • Invidious (adjective)

    Detestable, hateful, odious.

  • Odious (adjective)

    Arousing or meriting strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure.

    "Scrubbing the toilet is an odious task."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Invidious (adjective)

    Envious; malignant.

  • Invidious (adjective)

    Worthy of envy; desirable; enviable.

  • Invidious (adjective)

    Likely to or intended to incur or produce ill will, or to provoke envy or resentment; hateful; offensive; as, invidious distinctions.

  • Odious (adjective)

    Hateful; deserving or receiving hatred; as, an odious name, system, vice.

  • Odious (adjective)

    Causing or provoking hatred, repugnance, or disgust; offensive; disagreeable; repulsive; as, an odious sight; an odious smell.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Invidious (adjective)

    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice;

    "discriminatory attitudes and practices"

    "invidious comparisons"

  • Odious (adjective)

    unequivocally detestable;

    "abominable treatment of prisoners"

    "detestable vices"

    "execrable crimes"

    "consequences odious to those you govern"

Princeton's WordNet

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