coveted

adjective

cov·​et·​ed ˈkə-və-təd How to pronounce coveted (audio)
: earnestly wished for or sought after
a coveted prize/honor
The Nobel prizes, the most coveted of international awards, offer celebrity and money to the winners of the priority race in the sciences.Daniel J. Boorstin
Her clothing has that coveted I-look-good-without-any-effort look.Sita Bhaumik
Univision, which is based in Los Angeles and is the nation's largest Spanish-language network, for the first time drew more prime-time viewers in the coveted 18-34 age group than all the other broadcast networks during some weeks this summer.Mireya Navarro
But those days were over when, seeking new challenges, she signed on as Ralph Lauren's personal chef, a cushy, coveted position that would (occasionally) call upon her to bake.Kim Steckler
Book hunters comb auction lists, antiquarian bookstores and a slew of online shops in search of coveted editions.Nicole Sforza

Examples of coveted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Golfers are playing for a multimillion dollar cash prize and the chance to don the coveted green jacket for a year. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 11 Apr. 2024 Since the pandemic, though, only six films in total have notched that coveted benchmark. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 11 Apr. 2024 Naturally, the residence also transferred with a coveted key to Little Dume Beach, the semi-private and difficult-to-access beach that lies just below the cliffs of Point Dume. James McClain, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2024 Among the celebrities who scored coveted invitations to the state dinner are actor Robert De Niro and Olympic medalist Kristi Yamaguchi. Michelle Jamrisko, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 Still, the moves appear to have helped Mr. Biden secure a coveted endorsement from the United Steelworkers union ahead of the November election. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 The recipient of this year’s coveted Chairman’s Award is Olivia Meyer. Freya Drohan, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2024 By utilizing logo-centric pieces and coveted designer items Staley is proving her willingness to stand out and create distinct fashionable moments. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 8 Apr. 2024 The newest home on Phoenix's coveted Biltmore Circle is for sale. Catherine Reagor, The Arizona Republic, 6 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coveted was in 1548

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“Coveted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coveted. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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