enviable


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en·vi·a·ble

 (ĕn′vē-ə-bəl)
adj.
So desirable as to arouse envy: "the enviable English quality of being able to be mute without unrest" (Henry James).

en′vi·a·bly adv.

enviable

(ˈɛnvɪəbəl)
adj
exciting envy; fortunate or privileged
ˈenviableness n
ˈenviably adv

en•vi•a•ble

(ˈɛn vi ə bəl)

adj.
worthy of envy; very desirable.
[1595–1605]
en′vi•a•ble•ness, n.
en′vi•a•bly, adv.

envious

enviable
1. 'envious'

If you are envious, you wish you had something such as a possession, quality, or ability that someone else has.

We see them doing things we are not allowed to do, and are envious.

You say that you are envious of a person or envious of something that they have.

...a girl who is deeply envious of her brother.
They may be envious of your success.
2. 'enviable'

You use enviable to describe a possession, quality, or ability that someone has, and that you wish you had yourself.

They have enviable reputations as athletes.
She learned to speak foreign languages with enviable fluency.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enviable - causing envy; "an enviable position"
desirable - worth having or seeking or achieving; "a desirable job"; "computer with many desirable features"; "a desirable outcome"

enviable

Translations
يُحْسَد عَلَيْهِ
misundelsesværdig
irigylésre méltó
öfundsverîur
závideniahodný
gıpta edilecekkıskanılacak

enviable

[ˈenvɪəbl] ADJenvidiable

enviable

[ˈɛnviəbəl] adjenviable
to be in an enviable position → être dans une position enviable

enviable

adj, enviably

enviable

[ˈɛnvɪəbl] adjinvidiabile

envy

(ˈenvi) noun
a feeling of discontent at another's good fortune or success. She could not conceal her envy of me / at my success.
verb
1. to feel envy towards (someone). He envied me; She envied him his money.
2. to feel envy because of. I've always envied that dress of yours.
ˈenviable adjective
(negative unenviable) that is to be envied. She spoke in public with enviable ease.
ˈenvious adjective
feeling or showing envy. I'm envious of her talents.
the envy of
something envied by. Her piano-playing was the envy of her sisters.
References in classic literature ?
At moments, in spite of thought, she would reply to their inquiries with a manner of superiority, as if recognizing that her experiences in the field of courtship had, indeed, been slightly enviable.
Although I am not disposed to maintain that the being born in a workhouse, is in itself the most fortunate and enviable circumstance that can possibly befall a human being, I do mean to say that in this particular instance, it was the best thing for Oliver Twist that could by possibility have occurred.
His father had been in the business before him, and Monsieur Ratignolle stood well in the community and bore an enviable reputation for integrity and clearheadedness.
She was unanimously elected assistant editor of the Wareham School Pilot, being the first girl to assume that enviable, though somewhat arduous and thankless position, and when her maiden number went to the Cobbs, uncle Jerry and aunt Sarah could hardly eat or sleep for pride.
To be left to write about it is not, perhaps, the most enviable fate; but the point is that this impression resumes in its intensity the whole recollection of days and days of desperately dangerous weather.
No slave is permitted to bestow this enviable deformity upon his child; all the slaves, therefore, are roundheads.
To be puffed by ignorance was not only humiliating, but perilous, and not more enviable than the reputation of the weather-prophet.
If her mother's consolations could have restored her to a pleasanter and more enviable state of mind, there were abundance of them to produce the effect.
Concerning all this, it is much to be deplored that the mast-heads of a southern whale ship are unprovided with those enviable little tents or pulpits, called crow's-nests, in which the lookouts of a Greenland whaler are protected from the inclement weather of the frozen seas.
I had been vaguely conscious, for a while, of a person who was walking in the street abreast of us; I had glanced furtively at him once or twice, and noticed that he was a fine, large, vigorous young fellow, with an open, independent countenance, faintly shaded with a pale and even almost imperceptible crop of early down, and that he was clothed from head to heel in cool and enviable snow-white linen.
Dunstan, whose nature it was to care more for immediate annoyances than for remote consequences, no sooner recovered his legs, and saw that it was all over with Wildfire, than he felt a satisfaction at the absence of witnesses to a position which no swaggering could make enviable.
Lawrence Lefferts occurred to him as the husband who had most completely realised this enviable ideal.