invulnerable


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in·vul·ner·a·ble

 (ĭn-vŭl′nər-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Immune to attack; impregnable.
2. Impossible to damage, injure, or wound.

[French invulnérable, from Old French, from Latin invulnerābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + vulnerāre, to wound (from vulnus, vulner-, wound; see vulnerable).]

in·vul′ner·a·bil′i·ty, in·vul′ner·a·ble·ness n.
in·vul′ner·a·bly adv.

invulnerable

(ɪnˈvʌlnərəbəl; -ˈvʌlnrəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being wounded, hurt, damaged, etc, either physically or emotionally
2. incapable of being damaged or captured: an invulnerable fortress.
inˌvulneraˈbility, inˈvulnerableness n
inˈvulnerably adv

in•vul•ner•a•ble

(ɪnˈvʌl nər ə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged.
2. immune to attack.
[1585–95; < Latin]
in•vul`ner•a•bil′i•ty,
in•vul′ner•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
unconquerable - not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome; "a tribute to his courage...and his unconquerable will"- R.E.Danielson; "faced unconquerable difficulties"
protected - kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss; "the most protected spot I could find"
safe - free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
secure - free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"

invulnerable

adjective safe, secure, invincible, impenetrable, unassailable, indestructible, insusceptible She assumed that her mother was invulnerable and all-powerful.
weak, vulnerable, susceptible, insecure, unprotected, defenceless, assailable
Translations
لا يُجْرَح، مَعْصوم عن الجَرْح
nenapadnutelnýnezranitelný
usårlig
sérthetetlen
ósærandi; sem ekki verîur ráîist á
nepažeidžiamas
neievainojams
nezraniteľný
zarar verilemez

invulnerable

[ɪnˈvʌlnərəbl] ADJinvulnerable (to a)

invulnerable

[ɪnˈvʌlnərəbəl] adjinvulnérable
to be invulnerable to attack → être invulnérable aux attaques
a system that would make the US invulnerable to nuclear attack → un système qui rendrait les USA invulnérables aux attaques nucléaires

invulnerable

adjunverwundbar, unverletzbar; fortressuneinnehmbar; (lit, fig) positionunangreifbar; invulnerable to attackunbezwingbar

invulnerable

[ɪnˈvʌlnrəbl] adjinvulnerabile

invulnerable

(inˈvalnərəbl) adjective
that cannot be wounded, damaged or successfully attacked. As a friend of the manager, he is in an invulnerable position.
References in classic literature ?
Noel Vanstone was invulnerable on the very point which had presented itself in his father as open to attack.
Moreover, he was a boy whom no man could hurt; an invulnerable and dodging serpent who, when chased into a corner, flew out again between his captor's legs, scornfully yelping.
But thou O Father, I forewarn thee, shun His deadly arrow; neither vainly hope To be invulnerable in those bright Arms, Though temper'd heav'nly, for that mortal dint, Save he who reigns above, none can resist.
With all its power, it found itself outfought by this compact body of picked men, who were young, zealous, well-handled, and protected by a most invulnerable patent.
Now it is an established fact that all or most famous knights-errant have some special gift, one that of being proof against enchantment, another that of being made of such invulnerable flesh that he cannot be wounded, as was the famous Roland, one of the twelve peers of France, of whom it is related that he could not be wounded except in the sole of his left foot, and that it must be with the point of a stout pin and not with any other sort of weapon whatever; and so, when Bernardo del Carpio slew him at Roncesvalles, finding that he could not wound him with steel, he lifted him up from the ground in his arms and strangled him, calling to mind seasonably the death which Hercules inflicted on Antaeus, the fierce giant that they say was the son of Terra.
Few parts of the Constitution have been assailed with more intemperance than this; yet on a fair investigation of it, no part can appear more completely invulnerable.
The invulnerable dead man forced a way for him- self.
They had an old chief, who was reputed as invulnerable.
And yet, haggard as he appeared, he looked always perfectly self-controlled, more than calm-- almost invulnerable.
And this is the reward; that the ideal shall be real to thee, and the impressions of the actual world shall fall like summer rain, copious, but not troublesome, to thy invulnerable essence.
And as, to effect this, I must pass a life of war and hatred, how can you cause me to prevail in those combats - render me invulnerable by my enemies?
Bulstrode's sickly body, shattered by the agitations he had gone through since the last evening, made him feel abjectly in the power of this loud invulnerable man.