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 How is a society to ensure that new classes are not created—the sick and healthy, vulnerable and invulnerable, old and young, salaried and self-employed? Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, "We Are Stronger Than We Think," 14 May 2020 Having a pop star grab them by the lapels and tell them to grow up might be the best way to elicit behavioral change among people who are prone to feeling invulnerable. or something better. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "Ariana Grande Is a Much-Needed Voice of Reason on Covid-19," 16 Mar. 2020 Nuclear missile submarines, once at sea are invulnerable to attack, and the current Ohio-class submarines have never been tracked by an enemy sub. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Rethinking the Triad: Does a Nuclear 'Dyad' Make More Sense?," 23 Feb. 2020 The Conventional Prompt Strike weapons will be embarked aboard new Virginia-class submarines, giving the Navy a Mach 5+ weapon invulnerable to modern air defenses. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "One of the Pentagon’s First Hypersonic Weapons Will Ride on Submarines," 20 Feb. 2020 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

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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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11 Jun 2020

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“Invulnerable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 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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