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

Definition of enviable

: highly desirable

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Other Words from enviable

enviableness noun
enviably \ ˈen-​vē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce enviably (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.

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After missing the playoffs with a 36-32-14 record (86 points), the Panthers entered the offseason in an enviable position. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Florida Panthers looking to bulk up roster in NHL draft," 20 June 2019 Having written for Ellen DeGeneres, the Oscars telecast and numerous sitcoms including Two Broke Girls, writer-producer Liz Feldman has one of Hollywood’s most enviable comedy careers. Stacey Wilson Hunt, Fortune, "Death Breathes New Life Into the Emmy Comedy Race," 16 June 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge's enviable looks are due in part to her long-time fashion stylist and personal assistant Natasha Archer, who has reportedly been working with the duchess since 2007, according to Town & Country. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton's Stylist Natasha Archer Receives an Impressive Royal Honor," 3 May 2019 Olson said such struggles cut across ethnic and demographic lines, even afflicting people with seemingly enviable careers or wealth. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Anthony Bourdain highlights the rising suicide rate among middle-aged adults," 8 June 2018 Disney’s enviable collection of film franchises should provide enough backing for a successful streaming service without Fox. The Economist, "Comcast and Disney battle over Rupert Murdoch’s empire," 31 May 2018 Ancient trees surrounding the property provide an enviable dose of nature’s own privacy. Variety, The Mercury News, "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey scoops up $22 million San Francisco house next door," 5 June 2019 Animals are the result of thousands of years of evolution, generally giving them sleek and enviable designs. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Robotic Sloth Is Purposely Slow," 30 May 2019 Although Disney has an enviable track record of producing shows and films that attract huge audiences, its attempt to build its own Netflix is risky. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year," 14 Apr. 2019

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1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enviable was in 1602

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English Language Learners Definition of enviable

: causing envy : very desirable

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