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[en-joi-uh-buh l]
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  1. giving or capable of giving joy or pleasure: a very enjoyable film.
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Origin of enjoyable

First recorded in 1635–45; enjoy + -able
Related formsen·joy·a·ble·ness, nounen·joy·a·bly, adverbpre·en·joy·a·ble, adjectiveun·en·joy·a·ble, adjectiveun·en·joy·a·ble·ness, nounun·en·joy·a·bly, adverb


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pleasant, agreeable, delightful, satisfying.


boring, unpleasant; hateful, detestable, loathsome.
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Examples from the Web for unenjoyable

Historical Examples

  • Then began for Jacinth a quiet, regular, but far from unenjoyable life.

    Robin Redbreast

    Mary Louisa Molesworth

  • Life is an unenjoyable Canaan, with nothing real or substantial in it.

    Sermons Preached at Brighton

    Frederick W. Robertson

  • He thereby avoided the usual dryness of metaphysical studies, which makes them unenjoyable.

Word Origin and History for unenjoyable



1640s, "capable of being enjoyed," from enjoy + -able. Meaning "affording pleasure" is from 1744. Related: Enjoyably; enjoyableness.

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