What does vulnerable mean?

Definitions for vulnerableˈvʌl nər ə bəl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulnerable(adj)

    susceptible to attack

    "a vulnerable bridge"

  2. vulnerable(adj)

    susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation

    "vulnerable to bribery"; "an argument vulnerable to refutation"

  3. vulnerable(adj)

    capable of being wounded or hurt

    "vulnerable parts of the body"

Wiktionary

  1. vulnerable(Adjective)

    More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

    "You are vulnerable to be bullied by someone at school."

  2. vulnerable(Adjective)

    More likely to be exposed to malicious programs or viruses.

    a vulnerable PC with no antivirus software

  3. Origin: From vulnerabilis, from vulnero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulnerable(adj)

    capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body

  2. Vulnerable(adj)

    liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation

  3. Origin: [L. vulnerabilis wounding, injurious, from vulnerare to wound, vulnus a wound; akin to Skr. vraa: cf. F. vulnrable.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vulnerable

    vul′ne-ra-bl, adj. capable of being wounded: liable to injury.—v.t. Vuln (her.), to wound.—adj. Vulned (her.).—ns. Vulnerabil′ity, Vul′nerableness.—adj. Vul′nerary, pertaining to wounds: useful in healing wounds.—n. anything useful in curing wounds.—adj. Vul′nerose, with many wounds. [L. vulnerabilisvulnerāre, to wound—vulnus, vulneris, a wound.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vulnerable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3836

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vulnerable' in Adjectives Frequency: #514

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulnerable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vulnerable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Sloan Dickey:

    There is no more vulnerable human combination than an undergraduate.

  2. Mother Teresa:

    Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The killer feels invulnerable. In this, he is vulnerable. (Le tueur se croit invulnérable. En cela, il est vulnérable)

  4. Neil Melvin:

    Baltics have felt vulnerable for many years and they perhaps are now feeling over-vulnerable, although perhaps that is understandable given their history.

  5. Chloe Morrison:

    The damage is quite extensive in Port Vila but there are so many more vulnerable islands. I can't even imagine what it's like in those vulnerable communities.

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