in·​vul·​ner·​a·​ble | \ (ˌ)in-ˈvəl-n(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce invulnerable (audio) , -nər-bəl \

Definition of invulnerable

1 : incapable of being wounded, injured, or harmed
2 : immune to or proof against attack : impregnable

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Other Words from invulnerable

invulnerability \ (ˌ)in-​ˌvəl-​n(ə-​)rə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce invulnerability (audio) \ noun
invulnerableness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈvəl-​n(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce invulnerableness (audio) , -​nər-​bəl-​ \ noun
invulnerably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈvəl-​n(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce invulnerably (audio) , -​nər-​blē \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web Other streaming superpowers seem equally invulnerable. Judy Berman, Time, "The Streaming Wars Are Finally in Full Swing—And the First Casualties Are Coming Into View," 25 Nov. 2019 While the former congressman has been treated like the Big Dog in this thing, Issa’s not invulnerable. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Issa’s odyssey takes congressional race for a ride," 20 Sep. 2019 But Twitter is a platform consecrated to the eternal pie fight—to the purposes of protest, complaint, and particularly punishment—where nobody is special and nobody is invulnerable. Tom Junod, The Atlantic, "What Would Mister Rogers Do?," 7 Nov. 2019 But China’s WeChat—the closest thing Facebook has to a natural enemy—is invulnerable on its home turf, where Facebook is banned. John Pavlus,, "The truth about Libra," 7 Oct. 2019 In the aftermath of that triumph, his approval rating climbed past 90 percent and he was pronounced invulnerable in 1992. Steve Kornacki, NBC News, "This North Carolina House race will show if Trump's coalition is falling apart," 10 Sep. 2019 Robert General, Indianapolis Star In a World Championships featuring upsets galore, Lilly King remained invulnerable. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Lilly King repeats as world champ, beats Russian rival Yulia Efimova," 2 June 2019 Gene wasn't invulnerable to prosecution—he was indicted for insurance fraud in 1984—and he did get sued, which cost him. Jack Mccallum,, "Remembering Action Park, America's Most Dangerous, Daring Water Park," 1 July 2019 But these environments in the Arctic and on mountains are far from invulnerable, displaying sensitivity to human disruptions and climate change. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, "Tundra threats, explained," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of invulnerable

1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for invulnerable

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

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The first known use of invulnerable was in 1595

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“Invulnerable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of invulnerable

: impossible to harm, damage, or defeat


in·​vul·​ner·​a·​ble | \ in-ˈvəl-nə-rə-bəl How to pronounce invulnerable (audio) \

Kids Definition of invulnerable

1 : impossible to injure or damage
2 : safe from attack

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