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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 ?
And often we attack and make ourselves enemies, to conceal that we are vulnerable.
Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.
The other thern was engaging me at the time, and I was forcing him back--touching him here and there with my point until he was bleeding from a dozen wounds, yet not being able to penetrate his marvelous guard to reach a vulnerable spot for the brief instant that would have been sufficient to send him to his ancestors.
The animal is vulnerable only in the stomach and between the thighs.
I will allow that this is vulnerable, and as I say, I do not defend it.
Furthermore, it was remarkably easy to overthrow a dog taken by surprise; while a dog, thus overthrown, invariably exposed for a moment the soft underside of its neck--the vulnerable point at which to strike for its life.
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.
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.
The slim knife had found a vulnerable spot in the scaly armour.
Every man is like every woman; he is vulnerable if you can discover the right spot and the right weapons.
This prevented the striking of the blow; but three times more, before the round ended, Ponta effected the trick, each time striking the same vulnerable part.
I only hope, for the sake of the rising male sex generally, that you may be found in as vulnerable and soft-hearted a mood by the first eligible young fellow who appeals to your compassion; and I wish I were a young fellow, that I might avail myself, on the spot, of such a favourable opportunity for doing so, as the present.

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