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 invulnerable (audio) \ noun
invulnerableness \ (ˌ)in-​ˈvəl-​n(ə-​)rə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce invulnerable (audio) , -​nər-​bəl-​ \ noun
invulnerably \ (ˌ)in-​ˈvəl-​n(ə-​)rə-​blē How to pronounce invulnerable (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 Dale was a US Air Force fighter pilot sitting in an F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter—the black angular ones that look like a UFO—a jet that was considered by most people at the time to be pretty much invulnerable. John Hudson, Wired, "If You Are Going to Survive, You Must Prepare to Fail," 11 Jan. 2021 Attack on Titan begins in a city with three walls, surrounded by massive, mindless, near-invulnerable, human-eating monsters called Titans. Shaan Amin, The New Republic, "Why Attack on Titan Is the Alt-Right’s Favorite Manga," 16 Nov. 2020 Others argue that Signal should be federated, or decentralized: rather than trusting a single organization to remain stable, invulnerable, uncompromised, and oriented toward their needs, participants should be able to run their own servers. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "Taking Back Our Privacy," 19 Oct. 2020 Not to suggest a basketball-centric Big East school like Butler is invulnerable. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "For schools like Butler, without major college football, COVID-19 financial hit has been less severe," 16 Oct. 2020 Doctors say there are lessons the American people can learn from Trump's infection, including that no one is invulnerable to a disease that doesn't pick and choose whom to infect based on political affiliation or status. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "Live updates on Trump and COVID-19: 'Feeling much better' in hospital video; Biden gets tested again today," 4 Oct. 2020 Key among them is that no one is invulnerable to a disease that doesn't pick and choose whom to infect based on political affiliation or status. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Lessons the American people can learn from the president's illness," 4 Oct. 2020 Alcantara and Sanchez alone are enough to worry any opponent in a best-of-three series, while trade-deadline pickups Starling Marte and Jonathan Villar lengthen the lineup and deepen a club that by now feels invulnerable. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "'I bought in': How Miguel Rojas became Marlins' glue guy through teardown, rebuild, playoff run," 30 Sep. 2020 Covid-19 has upended many things, but tech-stock prices have proved impressively invulnerable. The Economist, "Free exchange How does today’s tech boom compare with the dotcom era?," 19 Sep. 2020

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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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27 Jan 2021

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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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