invincible

adjective
in·​vin·​ci·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈvin(t)-sə-bəl How to pronounce invincible (audio) \

Definition of invincible

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

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Other Words from invincible

invincibility \ (ˌ)in-​ˌvin(t)-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce invincibility (audio) \ noun
invincibleness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈvin(t)-​sə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce invincibleness (audio) \ noun
invincibly \ (ˌ)in-​ˈvin(t)-​sə-​blē How to pronounce invincibly (audio) \ adverb

Invincible Has Latin Origins

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.

Examples of invincible in a Sentence

The loss proved that the team is not invincible. an invincible wrestler who has never lost a match

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And so began the demise of the once-invincible Alabama Democratic Party. al.com, "What’s it going to take, Alabama, to learn these are not your friends?," 5 June 2019 In a world of talking dragons and invincible gods, that doesn’t sound like much. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, ""The Magicians" Finale Just Pulled Off Its Most Heart-wrenching Risk Yet," 18 Apr. 2019 The blush of activism made them feel empowered, even a little invincible. Jack Healy, New York Times, "‘Almost No One Agrees With Us’: For Rural Students, Gun Control Can Be a Lonely Cause," 22 May 2018 Black Dwarf Seemingly invincible, Black Dwarf is the brute force of the group, looking like the alien version of a fantasy barbarian and favoring weapons like a mace and an axe to get the job done. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "A Guide to the Villains of 'Avengers: Infinity War'," 27 Apr. 2018 The results of Sunday’s local elections are welcome evidence that the strongman isn’t invincible. The Editorial Page, WSJ, "A Rebuke for Turkey’s Strongman," 2 Apr. 2019 Basically, the guy's invincible—and so is his ability to take multitudes of women to bed. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "15 Netflix Shows With the Hottest Sex Scenes You Need to Watch," 21 Dec. 2018 The mighty tech titans and their seemingly endless pipeline of profits, which powered one of the longest bull markets in stocks, are looking a little less invincible. Matt Phillips, The Seattle Times, "Tech stocks lead slump that erases November’s gain," 19 Nov. 2018 This rescue embodied everything good about the human spirit invincible. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Morning Line: Baseball is all about adjusting. So, adjust to the adjustment.," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of invincible

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for invincible

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

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invincible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of invincible

: impossible to defeat or overcome

invincible

adjective
in·​vin·​ci·​ble | \ in-ˈvin-sə-bəl How to pronounce invincible (audio) \

Kids Definition of invincible

: impossible to defeat

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