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invincible

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

Definition of invincible

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

invincibility

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invincibleness

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invincibly

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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

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The origins of invincible are easily subdued. The word derives, via Middle French, from Late Latin invincibilis—a combination of the negative prefix in- with vincibilis, an adjective meaning "conquerable," from the Latin verb vincere, "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 and Etymology 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 English Language Learners

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invincible

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

Definition of invincible for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to defeat or overcome


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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