HyperDic: vulnerable

English > 3 senses of the word vulnerable:
ADJECTIVEallvulnerablesusceptible to attack / attack / attack
allvulnerablesusceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
allvulnerablecapable of being wounded or hurt
vulnerable > pronunciation
Soundsvah'lnerahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > vulnerable: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsusceptible to attack / attack / attack.
Example"a vulnerable bridge"
Narrowerassailable, undefendable, undefended, opennot defended or capable of being defended
compromisingVulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
defenseless, defencelesslacking protection or support
endangered(of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
indefensiblenot able to be protected against attack
insecure, unsafenot safe from attack / attack / attack
penetrablecapable of being penetrated
threatened(of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
under attack, under firesubjected to enemy attack or censure
unguardedlacking protection or a guard
See alsoconquerablesubject to being conquered or overcome
dangerous, unsafeInvolving or causing danger or risk
insecure, unsafelacking in security / security / security or safety
susceptible(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
unprotectedlacking protection or defense
Oppositeinvulnerableimmune to attack / attack
Spanishvulnerable
Catalanvulnerable
Nounsvulnerabilitysusceptibility to injury or attack
Adverbsvulnerablyin a vulnerable manner
English > vulnerable: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsusceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation.
Examples
  • "vulnerable to bribery"
  • "an argument vulnerable to refutation"
Broadersusceptible(often followed by 'of' or 'to') yielding readily to or capable of
Spanishvulnerable
Catalanvulnerable
Nounsvulnerabilitythe state of being vulnerable or exposed
English > vulnerable: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcapable of being wounded or hurt.
Example"vulnerable parts of the body"
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Spanishvulnerable
Catalanvulnerable
Nounsvulnerabilitythe state of being vulnerable or exposed

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