enviable

[en-vee-uh-buhl]

adjective

worthy of envy; very desirable: an enviable position.

Nearby words

  1. envelope chemise,
  2. envelopment,
  3. envenom,
  4. envenomation,
  5. enver pasha,
  6. envier,
  7. envious,
  8. enviously,
  9. enviro,
  10. environ

Origin of enviable

First recorded in 1595–1605; envy + -able

Related forms
Can be confusedenviable envious jealous

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British Dictionary definitions for enviable

enviable

adjective

exciting envy; fortunate or privileged
Derived Formsenviableness, nounenviably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for enviable

enviable

adj.

c.1600, from envy + -able. Related: Enviably.

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