invidiousness

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Etymology[edit]

invidious +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

invidiousness (usually uncountable, 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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