vulnerable


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vul·ner·a·ble

 (vŭl′nər-ə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Susceptible to physical harm or damage: trees that are vulnerable to insects;
b. Susceptible to emotional injury, especially in being easily hurt: a lonely child who is vulnerable to teasing.
c. Susceptible to attack: "We are vulnerable both by water and land, without either fleet or army" (Alexander Hamilton).
d. Open to censure or criticism; assailable: The mayor is vulnerable to criticism on the issue.
2. Games In a position to receive greater penalties or bonuses in a hand of bridge. In a rubber, used of the pair of players who score 100 points toward game.

[Late Latin vulnerābilis, wounding, from Latin vulnerāre, to wound, from vulnus, vulner-, wound; see welə- in Indo-European roots.]

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

vulnerable

(ˈvʌlnərəbəl)
adj
1. capable of being physically or emotionally wounded or hurt
2. open to temptation, persuasion, censure, etc
3. liable or exposed to disease, disaster, etc
4. (Military) military liable or exposed to attack
5. (Bridge) bridge (of a side who have won one game towards rubber) subject to increased bonuses or penalties
[C17: from Late Latin vulnerābilis, from Latin vulnerāre to wound, from vulnus a wound]
ˌvulneraˈbility, ˈvulnerableness n
ˈvulnerably adv

vul•ner•a•ble

(ˈvʌl nər ə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt physically or emotionally.
2. susceptible to temptation or corrupt influence.
3. open to or defenseless against criticism or moral attack.
4. (of a place) open to assault; difficult to defend.
5. having won one of the games of a rubber of bridge.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin vulnerābilis= Latin vulnerā(re) to wound + -bilis -ble; see vulnerary]
vul`ner•a•bil′i•ty, n.
vul′ner•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vulnerable - susceptible to attackvulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
conquerable - subject to being conquered or overcome; "knew her fears were ultimately conquerable"
unprotected - lacking protection or defense
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
unsafe, insecure - lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
2.vulnerable - susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptationvulnerable - susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation; "vulnerable to bribery"; "an argument vulnerable to refutation"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
3.vulnerable - capable of being wounded or hurt; "vulnerable parts of the body"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"

vulnerable

adjective
1. Tending to incur:
2. Open to attack and capture because of a lack of protection:
Translations
عُرْضَةٌ لعُرْضَة للهُجوم أو الإنتِقاد او الجَرْح
zranitelný
sårbar
haavoittuvainen
ranjiv
megtámadhatósebezhetõtámadható
berskjaldaîur, viîkvæmur; varnarlaus
傷つきやすい
취약한
pažeidžiamaspažeidžiamumassužeidžiamassužeidžiamumas
vārīgsviegli ievainojams
zraniteľný
ranljiv
sårbar
ซึ่งบาดเจ็บได้ง่าย อ่อนแอ
dễ bị tổn thương

vulnerable

[ˈvʌlnərəbl] ADJvulnerable

vulnerable

[ˈvʌlnərəbəl] adjvulnérable
to be vulnerable to sth → être vulnérable à qch

vulnerable

adj
verwundbar; (= exposed)verletzlich; (fig)verletzbar; police, troops, fortressungeschützt; (Mil) target, countryverwundbar; to feel vulnerablesich verwundbar fühlen; she is at a very vulnerable agesie ist in einem sehr schwierigen Alter; to be vulnerable to diseaseanfällig für Krankheiten sein; the skin is vulnerable to radiationdie Haut hat keinen Schutz gegen Radioaktivität; the turtle on its back is completely vulnerableauf dem Rücken liegend ist die Schildkröte völlig wehrlos; to be vulnerable to the coldkälteanfällig sein; to be vulnerable to attackAngriffen schutzlos ausgesetzt sein; to be vulnerable to temptationfür Versuchungen anfällig sein; to be vulnerable to criticism (= exposed)der Kritik ausgesetzt sein; (= sensitive)keine Kritik vertragen; I felt extremely vulnerable in the discussionich kam mir in der Diskussion völlig wehrlos vor; the one vulnerable spot in his armour (Brit) or armor (US) → die einzige ungeschützte Stelle in seiner Rüstung; a vulnerable point in our argumentein schwacher or wunder Punkt unseres Arguments; economically vulnerablewirtschaftlich wehrlos; hotels are acutely vulnerable to recessionHotels sind äußerst rezessionsanfällig
(Bridge) → in Gefahr; not vulnerable, non-vulnerablein Nichtgefahr

vulnerable

[ˈvʌlnrəbl] adj (person) → vulnerabile; (position) → esposto/a

vulnerable

(ˈvalnərəbl) adjective
unprotected against attack; liable to be hurt or damaged. Small animals are often vulnerable to attack.
ˌvulneraˈbility noun

vulnerable

عُرْضَةٌ ل zranitelný sårbar verwundbar ευάλωτος vulnerable haavoittuvainen vulnérable ranjiv vulnerabile 傷つきやすい 취약한 kwetsbaar sårbar bezbronny vulnerável ранимый sårbar ซึ่งบาดเจ็บได้ง่าย อ่อนแอ savunmasız dễ bị tổn thương 易受伤害的

vulnerable

a. vulnerable, propenso a accidentes o enfermedades.

vulnerable

adj vulnerable
References in classic literature ?
Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways.
There was but one question: might there be still other enchantments, UNKNOWN to Merlin, which could render Sir Sagramor's veil transparent to me, and make his enchanted mail vulnerable to my weapons?
Well, you too have power over me, and may injure me: yet I dare not show you where I am vulnerable, lest, faithful and friendly as you are, you should transfix me at once.
Rebecca could observe, from the number of men placed for the defence of this post, that the besieged entertained apprehensions for its safety; and from the mustering of the assailants in a direction nearly opposite to the outwork, it seemed no less plain that it had been selected as a vulnerable point of attack.
Nor indeed can there be a better proof of the insincerity and affectation of some of the zealous adversaries of the plan of the convention among us, who profess to be the devoted admirers of the government under which they live, than the fury with which they have attacked that plan, for matters in regard to which our own constitution is equally or perhaps more vulnerable.
If we except perhaps Virginia and Maryland, which are peculiarly vulnerable on their eastern frontiers, no part of the Union ought to feel more anxiety on this subject than New York.
Before she went to bed she had pondered, analyzed, turned on all sides, examined on all points, the words, the steps, the gestures, the signs, and even the silence of her interlocutors; and of this profound, skillful, and anxious study the result was that Felton, everything considered, appeared the more vulnerable of her two persecutors.
But the mind of the procureur was made up; he felt assured that Benedetto was guilty, and he hoped by his skill in conducting this aggravated case to flatter his self-love, which was about the only vulnerable point left in his frozen heart.
Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.
it assails her heart in the most vulnerable part, and if it be not fortified unusually well, seldom fails of success.
Fanny coloured, and doubted at first what to say; when, hoping to assail her on her vulnerable side, she presently answered--
You have a splendid position, but it is your splendid position that makes you so vulnerable.

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