enviable[en′vē ə bəl]
- The definition of enviable is something that causes or is likely to cause jealousy.
A really nice house and car are examples of things that would be described as enviable.
good enough to be envied or desired
So desirable as to arouse envy: “the enviable English quality of being able to be mute without unrest” (Henry James).
(comparative more enviable, superlative most enviable)
- Arousing or likely to arouse envy.
- He had achieved many enviable dramatic successes before this time. — My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins
- This quarter of the city had at that time anything but an enviable reputation. — Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
From Middle French enviable