invidious + -ness
invidiousness (usually uncountable, plural invidiousnesses)
- (rare) Malevolent provocation of dislike or resentment; the state or quality of being invidious.
- 1886, Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, ch. 20
- Sometimes she caught him looking at her with a louring invidiousness that she could hardly bear.
- “invidiousness” in Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, volume I (A–I), 1st edition, New York, N.Y.: Published by S. Converse; printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828, OCLC 999480247.
- invidiousness in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- “invidiousness” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.