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- adj. Difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant; not to be envied.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not enviable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy
- adj. hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
And because of that, there are what we call unenviable choices.
When the performances ended, and the judges went off to deliberate, right on cue, DiDonato referred to their "unenviable" job.
"They're now faced with the kind of unenviable task of trying to make it work."
Cattral rose in the prisoner's box to say he's matured since becoming a father three years ago and wants to put his "unenviable" past behind him and become a contributing member of society.
Corzine warns Christie on 'unenviable' budget choices
Two years earlier, Bentley had advised the county commission they had no authority to adopt the ordinance, and in court Wednesday acknowledged his legal position was "unenviable," considering state law.
It's worth noting that one of my favorite indicators -- call it the "Dorfman indicator" -- reflects the thinking of an investment adviser who boasts an unenviable record of never being right.
But talks long have since broken down, and the U.S. is in the unenviable position of leading the opposition to something it actually supports.
A generation has grown up on the movie series, and taking over for Daniel Radcliffe & Co. will be an unenviable proposition whenever the time should come, if it ever does.
Over the summer, veteran CBS procedural CSI had the unenviable task of replacing its series lead for the second time in three seasons.
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