Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective So desirable as to arouse envy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may excite envy; worthy to be envied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fitted to excite envy; capable of awakening an ardent desire to posses or to resemble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Arousing or likely to arouse envy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing envy

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Examples

  • Young, balanced Red Sox in enviable position - USATODAY. com

    Young, balanced Red Sox in enviable position

  • In spite of this the Commandant's lot might fairly have been called enviable until the day which terminated the ninety-nine years 'lease upon which the Duke held the Islands.

    Major Vigoureux

  • At any rate, our gardeners would have to learn as they go, and if any man can be called enviable it is an artist learning to express art's eternal principles in a new medium, under new conditions.

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  • Although thou hast all that the world would call enviable and happy, unless thou hast peace

    The Faithful Promiser

  • With such an "enviable" percent body fat, your immune system could be at risk.

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  • Emerging markets in Latin America and Asia are in an "enviable" position for growth, with rising consumer demand and low interest rates, Slim, 71, said in November.

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  • Emerging markets in Latin America and Asia are in an "enviable" position for growth, with rising consumer demand and low interest rates, Slim, 71, said in November.

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  • Lamb, it will be remembered, had refused to let Coleridge use "enviable" in "Lewti."

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  • While Tressel pointed out the Big Ten's "enviable" central location could allow it to expand west, south or east, Paterno said he'd like to see the Big Ten "move east a little bit" for a broader television market.

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  • Rossland crime statistics comparing 2008 and 2009 have been released for the Alpine city with a few interesting changes but all said the city is considered "enviable" in terms of lack of crime.

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