Definition of Invidia
1. Noun. Spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins).
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Invidia
Literary usage of Invidia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1834)
"Ea saltern aliquid in se habet boni, ubi in privata invidia nihil prorsus inest boni. Publica enim invidia, instar salubris ostracism! est, qui viros magnos ..."
2. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"esse: the usual infinitive in rhetorical questions, depending, like the other infinitives, on the idea of saying or thinking implied in invidia. ..."