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adjective

Calculated to cause ill will or resentment; hateful, as in invidious remarks; offensively or unfairly injurious, as in invidious discrimination; tending to cause animosity.

The invidious effects of such mass, roundup urinalysis is that it casually sweeps up the innocent with the guilty.

—Judge H. Lee Sarokin, U.S. District Court, New Jersey Ruling that mandatory testing of government employees to determine presence of illegal drugs is unconstitutional, September 18, 1986.

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