worthy of envy; very desirable: an enviable position.

1595–1605; envy + -able

enviableness, noun
enviably, adverb
nonenviable, adjective
nonenviableness, noun
nonenviably, adverb
unenviable, adjective
unenviably, adverb

enviable, envious, jealous.

advantageous, fortunate, lucky.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Enviable
World English Dictionary
enviable (ˈɛnvɪəbəl)
exciting envy; fortunate or privileged

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

c.1600, from envy + -able. Related: Enviably.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Over the last ten years or so this fine three-piece has built itself an
  enviable reputation for a great live show.
People who meditate regularly feel an enviable sense of calm.
The house closets are enviable for their lack of clutter.
It has built an enviable reputation for good governance and political stability.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature