What does unenviable mean?

Definitions for unenviable
un·en·vi·able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unenviable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviableadjective

    hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

    "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"

  2. unenviableadjective

    so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy

    "unenviable notoriety"

Wiktionary

  1. unenviableadjective

    Difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant; not to be envied.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unenviable

    un-en′vi-a-bl, adj. not to be envied.—adv. Unen′viably.—adjs. Unen′vied, not envied; Unen′vious, not envious.

How to pronounce unenviable?

How to say unenviable in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unenviable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unenviable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unenviable in a Sentence

  1. James Holmes:

    We are in a unique and unenviable position because we cry for James and we cry for thousands of people in Aurora, we cannot feel the depth of your pain. We can only listen to everything you have expressed, and we pray for you. We pray for your peace, your peace with the sentence. We pray for your ability to sleep at night, and your ability to find a single moment of happiness when that happiness seems completely elusive.

  2. Erika Jayne:

    It is really unenviable. Being the possible target of the Federal Criminal Investigation is, like, not cool. To have all those things said about you, which are not true, and then to have everyone, basically, question everything is lonely and it's quiet. And you would be shocked at how quickly people turn on you, how quickly people distance themselves from you. Automatically, they turn because they don't want to be involved. They were there when it was good though.

  3. Michael Grubb:

    I do not see people freezing, i do see unenviable choices, between a lot of companies going bust and who picks up the tab.

  4. Josh Blackman:

    If the Supreme Court rules that the President's actions can be halted based on his campaign statements, courts will be drawn into the unenviable position of serving as fact-checkers for the executive branch.

Images & Illustrations of unenviable

  1. unenviable

Popularity rank by frequency of use

unenviable#100000#116018#333333

Translations for unenviable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nezáviděníhodnýCzech
  • wenig beneidenswert, kaum zu beneidendGerman

Get even more translations for unenviable »

Translation

Find a translation for the unenviable definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these unenviable definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "unenviable." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 28 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/unenviable>.

    Are we missing a good definition for unenviable? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. witless
    • B. noninvasive
    • C. greedy
    • D. whirring

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for unenviable: