What does vulnerable mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vulnerableadjective

    susceptible to attack

    "a vulnerable bridge"

  2. vulnerableadjective

    susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation

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

  3. vulnerableadjective

    capable of being wounded or hurt

    "vulnerable parts of the body"

Wiktionary

  1. vulnerableadjective

    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. vulnerableadjective

    More likely to be exposed to malicious programs or viruses.

    a vulnerable PC with no antivirus software

  3. Etymology: From vulnerabilis, from vulnero.

Wikipedia

  1. Vulnerable

    Vulnerable is a song by Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released as the fifth and final single from their fifth studio album Crash! Boom! Bang!, while simultaneously acting as the lead single from the duo's 1995 compilation album Rarities."The Sweet Hello, the Sad Goodbye" had previously been released as the B-side on the duo's 1991 single "Spending My Time". Earlier that year, in April, it had been released as the lead single from Thomas Anders' (of Modern Talking fame) second solo album, Whispers.

ChatGPT

  1. vulnerable

    Vulnerable refers to being susceptible to physical or emotional harm or injury. It could also imply being open to attack, criticism, temptation, or capable of being hurt. In a broader sense, it could also refer to something (or someone) that is in a state that risks loss, disadvantage, or damage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulnerableadjective

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

  2. Vulnerableadjective

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

  3. Etymology: [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

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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. Leonard Carollo:

    These two women preyed on vulnerable victims who turned to them in a time of grief and sadness. But instead of offering guidance, these greedy women betrayed the trust of hundreds of victims and mutilated their loved ones, without knowledge or consent, the women disrespected the wishes of the grieving victims and degraded the bodies of their family members to sell them for profit.

  2. Richard Colbeck:

    While vulnerable Australians remain an absolute priority as the vaccine rollout continues, National Cabinet understands the pressure our high-performance athletes have been facing as the Tokyo Games draw closer.

  3. Muslim Americans:

    We also have to acknowledge that ISIL has been particularly effective at reaching out to and recruiting vulnerable people around the world, including here in the United States.

  4. Ryan Olson:

    This adversary has aggressively targeted organizations in the United States and elsewhere in defense, technology and other critical sectors, while we're still learning more about the impact of these attacks, we urge United States to quickly patch vulnerable systems and follow recommendations for determining whether United States've been compromised.

  5. Sudarshan Suchi:

    These children, being already vulnerable, are going to get into a spiral in this. It's not just a question of their sickness from Covid -- it's about their education, it's about their health, it's about their basic social security fabric has come apart suddenly.

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