What does vulnerable mean?

Definitions for vulnerable
ˈvʌl nər ə bəlvul·ner·a·ble

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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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. vulnerable

    Susceptive of wounds; liable to external injuries; capable of being taken; as, the town is extremely vulnerable in such a quarter. It is also applied to military dispositions; as, the army was vulnerable in the centre, etc. An assemblage of men without arms, or with arms but without discipline, or having discipline and arms, without officers, are vulnerable.

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

How to pronounce vulnerable?

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How to say vulnerable in sign language?

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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

Examples of vulnerable in a Sentence

  1. C. S. Lewis:

    To love at all is to be vulnerable.

  2. Curator Christophe Cherix:

    Both are about being extremely vulnerable.

  3. Jimmy Whitworth:

    We're vulnerable because of increased travel.

  4. Ivan Koedjikov:

    In most cases it's the most vulnerable who give.

  5. Tuesday Pistorius:

    The accused was vulnerable because of his disability.

Images & Illustrations of vulnerable

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