enviable

adjective

en·​vi·​able ˈen-vē-ə-bəl How to pronounce enviable (audio)
: highly desirable
enviableness noun
enviably 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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Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enviable was in 1602

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“Enviable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enviable. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

enviable

adjective
en·​vi·​able ˈen-vē-ə-bəl How to pronounce enviable (audio)
: likely to be the object of envy : highly desirable
enviableness noun
enviably adverb
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