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 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 At 46, Mosely is a self-reliant survivor who’s managed to clear hurdle after hurdle with an enviable level of determination. Marquita K. Harris, Glamour, 13 July 2021 Oysters, glistening in half-shells, sat pretty on enviable beds of crushed ice. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, 12 July 2021 New Jersey is in the enviable position of having a $10.1 billion surplus from a combination of better-than-expected tax collections and more than $6 billion in federal relief funding related to the coronavirus pandemic. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Wonho quickly became known for having the most enviable body in K-pop. Devon Abelman, Allure, 12 June 2021 Even the Honda Ridgeline, bigger and better equipped than that trio and backed by Honda’s enviable reputation, has sold slowly here, with just 32,168 sales in 2020 and 33,334 in pre-pandemic 2019. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 9 June 2021 Perched on the Baltimore border, the Coast Guard Yard has done great work in enabling the Coast Guard’s ancient fleet to achieve enviable readiness rates. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 The consumerist mode of celebrity performance has grown more acceptable as it’s become increasingly clear that Hollywood work is not always so enviable, especially for women. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2021 For climate advocates worried that Republicans and swing-Democrats like Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are about to torpedo green infrastructure plans in Congress, the state of New York would seem to be in an enviable position. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 9 June 2021

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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 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of enviable

: causing envy : very desirable


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