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vulnerable Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective susceptible to attack
    • a vulnerable bridge
  2. adjective satellite susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
    • vulnerable to bribery
    • an argument vulnerable to refutation
  3. adjective satellite capable of being wounded or hurt
    • vulnerable parts of the body

Vul"ner*a*ble adjective
L. vulnerabilis wounding, injurious, from vulnerare to wound, vulnus a wound; akin to Skr. vraa: cf. F. vulnérable.
  1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.
    Achilles was vulnerable in his heel; and there will be wanting a Paris to infix the dart. Dr. T. Dwight.
  2. Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.
    His skill in finding out the vulnerable parts of strong minds was consummate. Macaulay.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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