en·​vi·​able | \ ˈen-vē-ə-bəl How to pronounce enviable (audio) \

Definition of enviable

: highly desirable

Other Words from enviable

enviableness noun
enviably \ ˈen-​vē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce enviable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of enviable in a Sentence

The company is in the enviable position of having no real competitors. She has an enviable reputation for honesty.
Recent Examples on the Web The lifestyles of these discreet adventurers, operating under the radar from far-flung locations, are an enviable mix of sun, sand, and salary. Simon Willis, Fortune, 24 Sep. 2022 Perhaps one of the more polarizing styles, allow the enviable variety shown by Simon Miller or the funky renditions Fendi offered up this month to convince you that clogs absolutely deserve a moment in the spotlight. Meg Donohue, ELLE, 23 Sep. 2022 That the British actress has been able to establish such an enviable beachhead on this side of the pond fills her with wonder. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2022 Ladies of London star Caroline Stanbury transformed her design savvy into a business that's inspired by her enviable clothes, creating furniture in 2017 for high-end site Earlcrown. Megan Stein, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2022 Elsewhere is a slew of enviable amenities, including a media room, a gym, an artist’s studio, a family room and a two-car garage. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2022 Though the movie theater industry is still rebounding from COVID-19, the company that’s known for its immersive, advanced technology emerged in a uniquely enviable position. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 19 Sep. 2022 The Dodgers are still undoubtedly in an enviable position. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2022 Hathaway spoke of Andy's enviable wardrobe during a conversation with designer Michael Kors for her Interview cover story earlier this year. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of enviable

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Enviable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enviable. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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