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English adjective: vulnerable

1. vulnerable susceptible to attack

SamplesA vulnerable bridge.

Similarassailable, compromising, defenceless, defenseless, endangered, indefensible, insecure, open, penetrable, threatened, undefendable, undefended, under attack, under fire, unguarded, unsafe

See alsoconquerable, dangerous, insecure, susceptible, unprotected, unsafe, unsafe


2. vulnerable susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation

SamplesVulnerable to bribery.
An argument vulnerable to refutation.


Antonymsinsusceptible, unsusceptible

3. vulnerable capable of being wounded or hurt

SamplesVulnerable parts of the body.



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