in·​vul·​ner·​a·​ble (ˌ)in-ˈvəl-n(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce invulnerable (audio)
: incapable of being wounded, injured, or harmed
: immune to or proof against attack : impregnable
invulnerableness noun
invulnerably adverb

Examples of invulnerable in a Sentence

teenagers who think they are invulnerable The candidate seems to be in an invulnerable position. The team seems invulnerable this season.
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Word History


Latin invulnerabilis, from in- + vulnerare to wound — more at vulnerable

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of invulnerable was in 1595

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Cite this Entry

“Invulnerable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


in·​vul·​ner·​a·​ble (ˈ)in-ˈvəln-(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce invulnerable (audio)
: impossible to wound, injure, or damage
: immune to or proof against attack : impregnable
-ˈvəln-(ə-)rə-blē How to pronounce invulnerable (audio)

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