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Definition of the adjective unenviable

What does unenviable mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more unenviable / most unenviable

  1. hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    • example: in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
    • synonyms of unenviable: awkward / embarrassing / sticky
    • similar: difficult / hard
  2. so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy

Alternative definition of the adjective unenviable


  1. Difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.

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Google previewUseful Dictionary of Derived Words (2016)

by Martin Manser

unenviable adj not ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

unconventional unconvertible uncountable uncouple uncritical undatable undefensible undeniable understandable undesirable undetectable undiscernible undrinkable undubitable undutiful uneatable uneducable unemotional unemployable unendurable unenforceable unenjoyable unenviable unequal unequitable unequivocal unescapable unessential unethical uneventful unexceptional unexcitable unexcusable unexplainable unfaithful unfashionable unfathomable unfavorable ...

Google previewUniversity of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia (2016)

by Tom Wallace

Hall had the unenviable task of following the .

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Embarrassed—redfaced, abashed, discountenanced, sheepish Embarrassed by shame or shyness—sheepish, hangdog Embarrassed to speak—tonguetied Embarrassing—shameful, unenviable Embarrassing dive—belly flop Embarrassing mistakes—bloomers Embarrassing predicament—scrape Embarrassingly.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2012)

Volume 22: Science and Medicine by James G. Thomas Jr., Charles Reagan Wilson

Census Region designated as the South maintains an unenviable position as the site of higher disease rates even today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based in Atlanta, is the nation's foremost entity for monitoring public and environmental health globally. In 2011, the CDC reported, the South led the nation in incidence of chronic diseases, including lung cancer, ...

Google previewThe Role of Dictionary Use in the Comprehension of Idiom Variants (2006)

by Renata Szczepaniak

In brief, in defining idioms, lexicographers face an unenviable task. A neat, brief and simple description may overshadow the complexity of idiomatic meaning. A long-winded one sometimes leaves the user none the wiser — the more components there are to be synthesised, the more probable it is ...

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Unenviable Meaning

Video shows what unenviable means. Difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant; not to be envied.. Unenviable Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

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Quotes about unenviable

Nine people sit
Nine people listen
Nine people will decide
Whether to overturn a law
Or just let it ride

Nine people can right a wrong
Nine people who make law
These nine people I believe
Have an unenviable chore

© 8-7-10/RJH (Ray Hansell)
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Scrabble value of U1N1E1N1V4I1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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