unenviable


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unenviable

(ʌnˈɛnvɪəbəl)
adj
not to be envied: the unenviable task.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unenviable - hard to deal withunenviable - hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
2.unenviable - so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envyunenviable - so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy; "unenviable notoriety"
undesirable, unwanted - not wanted; "undesirable impurities in steel"; "legislation excluding undesirable aliens";"removed the unwanted vegetation"

unenviable

adjective unpleasant, disagreeable, undesirable, painful, uncomfortable, unwanted, thankless, unwished-for, uncoveted She had the unenviable task of making the first few phone calls.
pleasant, agreeable, enviable, attractive, desirable
Translations

unenviable

[ˈʌnˈenvɪəbl] ADJpoco envidiable

unenviable

[ʌnˈɛnviəbəl] adjpeu enviable
the unenviable task of doing sth → la tâche peu enviable de faire qch

unenviable

adjwenig beneidenswert

unenviable

[ʌnˈɛnvɪəbl] adjpoco invidiabile
References in classic literature ?
And on them was laid an unenviable struggle: for she, even fair, swift-footed Atalanta, ran scorning the gifts of golden Aphrodite; but with him the race was for his life, either to find his doom, or to escape it.
The last he held to be a very logical deduction from the premises, inasmuch as it was but natural to suppose that a young lady, whose present condition was so unenviable, would be more than commonly desirous to change it.
Such a reception was hardly calculated to diminish the difficulties of my unenviable task.
Did he gloat over the unenviable position of his recent tormentor?
After breakfast I had another unenviable experience.
Laura, however, unconsciously helped him to extract all my information, by making inquiries herself, which left me no alternative but to reply to her, or to appear in the very unenviable and very false character of a depositary of Sir Percival's secrets.
Italy are still stuck in that unenviable no man's land.
This week, Arkady finally plays his hand, and Stan (Noah Emmerich) is forced into an unenviable decision.
Mr Turton said Smith had an unenviable record for someone so young but there were signs he was in a position to turn the corner.
After Cardiff, dad returned to Birmingham - this time to New Street Station for the first re-build and also had the unenviable task of carrying out Dr Beeching's cuts.
The World Meteorological Organization reports that the world in 2011 hit the unenviable record for producing greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.
Al Wahda's Laslo Boloni had the unenviable record of lasting just three matches before being ditched, leaving Tite to take charge almost as briefly before Josef Hickersberger returned with the quote: "Three managers in as many months is not a sign of a healthy club.