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Examples of invincible in a sentence
The loss proved that the team is not invincible.
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—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 Medieval French or Late Latin; Medieval 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
Definition of invincible for English Language Learners
: impossible to defeat or overcome
INVINCIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of invincible for Students
: impossible to defeat
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