enviable

[ en-vee-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛn vi ə bəl /

adjective

worthy of envy; very desirable: an enviable position.

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Origin of enviable

First recorded in 1595–1605; envy + -able

SYNONYMS FOR enviable

OTHER WORDS FROM enviable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH enviable

enviable envious jealous
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British Dictionary definitions for unenviable (1 of 2)

unenviable
/ (ʌnˈɛnvɪəbəl) /

adjective

not to be enviedthe unenviable task

British Dictionary definitions for unenviable (2 of 2)

enviable
/ (ˈɛnvɪəbəl) /

adjective

exciting envy; fortunate or privileged

Derived forms of enviable

enviableness, nounenviably, adverb
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