Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: invidious

Definition: designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison


Sentences Containing 'invidious'

But the rich man not to make any invidious comparison is always sold to the institution which makes him rich.
Each nation has been made to look with an invidious eye upon the prosperity of all the nations with which it trades, and to consider their gain as its own loss.
Other countries, however, notwithstanding all the invidious restraints by which it is meant to exclude them, frequently enjoy a greater share of the real benefit of it.
All the invidious restraints which at present oppress the trade of Ireland, the distinction between the enumerated and non-enumerated commodities of America, would be entirely at an end.
But the rich man--not to make any invidious comparison--is always sold to the institution which makes him rich.

More Vocab Words

::: commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
::: backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
::: breed - produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
::: celerity - speed; rapidity
::: impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
::: indigent - poor; destitute
::: malefactor - evildoer; criminal
::: rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
::: centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
::: latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential