un enviably

enviable

[en-vee-uh-buhl]
adjective
worthy of envy; very desirable: an enviable position.

Origin:
1595–1605; envy + -able

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

enviable, envious, jealous.


advantageous, fortunate, lucky.
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enviable (ˈɛnvɪəbəl)
 
adj
exciting envy; fortunate or privileged
 
'enviableness
 
n
 
'enviably
 
adv

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enviable
c.1600, from envy + -able. Related: Enviably.
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