Etymology
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unenviable (adj.)

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + enviable (adj.). Related: Unenviably.

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Definitions of unenviable

unenviable (adj.)
hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment;
in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
Synonyms: awkward / embarrassing / sticky
unenviable (adj.)
so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy;
unenviable notoriety
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