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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Connie Britton is known for playing red-state characters with enviable hair whom blue-state viewers love to obsess over. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "In Dirty John, Connie Britton Brings a Cautionary Tale to Life—And According to Her, the Timing’s Never Been Better to Talk About Con Men," 23 Nov. 2018 There's an enviable blend of happy content, a supportive work environment, and friendship that keeps Chabert, Loughlin, McKellar, Peete, and Witt interested year after year. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "There's a Reason Why You See the Same Women in All Those Hallmark Christmas Movies," 23 Nov. 2018 Sweeping, enviable vistas gives their living room the appearance of hovering above the valley below, especially on winter mornings when the fog moves in from the ocean. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "Luxury Living Off the Edge of a Mountain," 21 Nov. 2018 When weekly extractions and laser treatments are involved, maintaining the enviable glass skin of a K-pop star can definitely uncomfortable. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How Beauty Keeps Tiffany Young True to Her K-Pop Roots," 9 Nov. 2018 Since then, Meghan has displayed an enviable tour wardrobe, which has included looks from Karen Walker, Gabriela Hearst, and BOSS. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears J.Crew Jeans and a Karen Walker Blazer in Auckland, New Zealand," 29 Oct. 2018 Clearly, this is a woman with enviable levels of confidence and self-possession. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Princess Eugenie Dyed Her Hair Red for Her Wedding, and I'm Freaking Out," 11 Oct. 2018 This major and enviable gift now forms the James G. Galanos Archive at Drexel University, and this exhibition is the first outing of pieces pulled from the Archive, a prelude to more Galanos exhibitions to come. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘James Galanos: Design Integrity’ Review: The West Coast King of Fashion," 10 Nov. 2018 This scheme for managing lottery winnings struck some people as enviable and others as infuriating. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "What should you do if you win the lottery? Start a foundation.," 29 Oct. 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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