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invidiousness ‎(plural invidiousnesses)

  1. (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.

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  • invidiousness” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
  • invidiousness in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • invidiousness” in Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.