- worthy of envy; very desirable: an enviable position.
Origin of enviable
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advantageous, fortunate, lucky.
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A political novice—this is her first elective office—she brings an enviable track record of succeeding against great odds.Elizabeth Warren Fuels 2016 Fire With Anti-Bank Speech
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But this does seem to be the day for people in enviable financial positions!First World Financial Problems
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Certainly, Arthur Beaufort is the most enviable fellow in Europe.Night and Morning, Complete
The fishermen who slept in the shelter of the Saint's Pool were enviable.A Spirit in Prison
The post of baggage master on a railroad train is not an enviable one.
But the Allies themselves were in no enviable position to relieve others.Herbert Hoover
- exciting envy; fortunate or privileged
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Word Origin and History for enviable
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