enviable

[ en-vee-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛn vi ə bəl /

adjective

worthy of envy; very desirable: an enviable position.

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

/ (ˈɛnvɪəbəl) /

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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