en·vi·able | \ˈen-vē-ə-bəl \

Definition of enviable 

: highly desirable

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Other Words from enviable

enviableness noun
enviably \ˈen-vē-ə-blē \ 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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To take measurements, Ludka and her colleagues had the enviable task of riding all-terrain vehicles equipped with GPS gear, and cruising the waves on jet-skis fitted with acoustic sonar. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Studying the journey of beach sand can combat sea level rise, improve surf conditions," 29 Apr. 2018 Liz Biro and Downtown reporter Amy Bartner took on the enviable task of telling us about self-serve macarons (yes, that's a thing that exists!), a new taproom with Indiana beer, Instapot meal kits, $1 oysters and many more lovely items. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Food tours, 40oz of rosé, Record Store Day shows & adults in pedal cars," 21 Mar. 2018 The enviable lifestyle of the well-to-do women in that previous series was a large part of its appeal. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "Review: 'Sharp Objects' pierces slowly but cuts deeply, and Amy Adams is phenomenal," 6 July 2018 First up, face and body, which includes an enviable collection of skin-care products, makeup (not including lips and eyes), body products, and nail products. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Beauty Blogger Michaela Podolsky Added Up Exactly How Much Her Beauty Stash Costs," 29 June 2018 While her home life seems pretty near perfect, Jenner’s professional life also looks enviable. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner Shares Sweet Kisses with Stormi Revealing Her 5-Month-Old Daughter's Pierced Ears," 12 July 2018 Getty Images Wax Khloe is also working a perfect blow dry with enviable volume, and an Insta-worthy flower wall as her selfie backdrop. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Khloe Kardashian's New Waxwork Is Next Level Realistic," 27 June 2018 Justin Smith’s emergence, plus the 2018 recruiting class already signed, will give Miller enviable (if young) wing options. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "The pressure is on at IU: Romeo Langford's commitment sends expectations soaring," 30 Apr. 2018 Get our daily newsletter At the crossroads between the Levant and the Gulf, Jordan would seem to be in an enviable place. The Economist, "Unstable neighbours and bad policy are just two of Jordan’s problems," 28 Apr. 2018

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1602, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of enviable

: causing envy : very desirable

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