enviable

[ en-vee-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛn vi ə bəl /
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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

SYNONYMS FOR enviable
Related forms
Can be confusedenviable envious jealous

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British Dictionary definitions for unenviable

unenviable

/ (ʌnˈɛnvɪəbəl) /

adjective

not to be enviedthe unenviable task

enviable

/ (ˈɛnvɪəbəl) /

adjective

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

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