enviable

adjective
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.
Recent Examples on the Web The Maryland family, who owns the company Remodeling & Design LLC, used the time to transform their attic into a jaw-dropping walk-in closet — and the enviable project has gone viral on social media. Sophie Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "Before & After: See How One Husband Transformed an Attic Into His Wife's Dream Closet," 10 July 2020 Despite New London's many technological advances, Ehrenreich personally didn't find anything enviable about the society. Chancellor Agard, EW.com, "How Demi Moore and Alden Ehrenreich navigated through Peacock's Brave New World," 6 July 2020 And those are people in the best and most enviable work situations. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Be Messing With Your Sleep," 24 June 2020 With Paul Pogba also back fit after injury, Solskjaer has enviable attacking options for the remainder of the season, but also some dilemmas. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Premier League’s Tottenham vs. Manchester United (6/19): Watch online, time, TV, free live stream," 19 June 2020 The dinner parties, featuring Brown’s friends and family, are enviable. Priya Krishna, Southern Living, "Kardea Brown Honors Gullah Cuisine and Her Family’s Traditions," 17 June 2020 Once a busy manufacturing town, Camden in the past few years has added enviable luster to its commercial corridor as generous state tax breaks lured Subaru, American Water, and the Philadelphia 76ers (who built a practice facility) to town. Maryclaire Dale, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ice cream and barbecues: How Camden reimagined its police.," 15 June 2020 Once a busy manufacturing town, Camden in the past few years has added enviable luster to its commercial corridor as generous state tax breaks lured Subaru, American Water and the Philadelphia 76ers (who built a practice facility) to town. Author: Maryclaire Dale, Anchorage Daily News, "Rethinking police: How Camden, NJ, reimagined its force," 15 June 2020 With more time than ever to devote to that swath of green just beyond your door, now is your chance to achieve the most enviable lawn on the block. Sal Vaglica, WSJ, "Grow a Quarantine Lawn That Makes Friends Green With Envy," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of enviable

1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enviable was in 1602

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17 Jul 2020

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“Enviable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enviable. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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enviable

adjective
How to pronounce enviable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of enviable

: causing envy : very desirable

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