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invincible

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adjective in·vin·ci·ble \(ˌ)in-ˈvin(t)-sə-bəl\

Simple Definition of invincible

  • : impossible to defeat or overcome

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of invincible

  1. :  incapable of being conquered, overcome, or subdued <a seemingly invincible army>

invincibility play \-ˌvin(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
invincibleness play \-ˈvin(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
invincibly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of invincible in a sentence

  1. The loss proved that the team is not invincible.

  2. <an invincible wrestler who has never lost a match>



Did You Know?

The origins of "invincible" are easily subdued. The word derives, via Middle French, from Late Latin invincibilis, which was itself formed by combining the negative prefix in- with vincere, meaning "to conquer." Other descendants of "vincere" in English include "convince," "evince," "vanquish," and even "victor." "Vincere" also gave English "vincible," meaning (unsurprisingly) "capable of being overcome or subdued," though it is significantly less common than "invincible."

Origin of invincible

Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin invincibilis, from Latin in- + vincere to conquer — more at victor


First Known Use: 15th century


INVINCIBLE Defined for Kids

invincible

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adjective in·vin·ci·ble \in-ˈvin-sə-bəl\

Definition of invincible for Students

  1. :  impossible to defeat





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