Synonyms of 'invidious'
1 undesirableDictionary, unpleasant, hateful
He's in the invidious position of having to break the bad news.
2 unfairDictionary, unjust, unjustified
It is invidious to make a selection.
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Someone who is hateful hates someone else.
They are not necessarily hateful, malicious people.
If you say that something is inequitable, you are criticizing it because it is unfair or unjust.
The system is grossly inequitable and inefficient.
If you describe something or someone as undesirable, you think they will have harmful effects.
A large group of undesirable strangers crashed her party.
Thesaurus for invidious from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe a task or job as invidious , you mean that it is unpleasant because it is likely to make you unpopular .