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exposed

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of exposed

  1. 1 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm without our immune systems we'd be exposed to all sorts of deadly infections Synonyms of exposed endangered, liable, open, sensitive, subject (to), susceptible, vulnerableWords Related to exposed likely, prone; uncovered, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsecuredNear Antonyms of exposed covered, guarded, protected, safeguarded, screened, secured, sheltered, shielded, wardedAntonyms of exposed insusceptible, invulnerable, unexposed, unsusceptible

  2. 2 lacking a usual or natural covering the exposed electrical wires were a safety hazard Synonyms of exposed bald, bare, denuded, naked, open, peeled, stripped, uncoveredWords Related to exposed displayed, revealed; hairless, shaven; disrobed, unclad, unclothed, undressed; furless, skinned; divested; unprotectedNear Antonyms of exposed mantled; overgrown, overrun, overspread; bearded, hairyAntonyms of exposed covered

  3. 3 lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack the soldiers were so exposed in the open field that they were the proverbial sitting ducks Synonyms of exposed defenseless, helpless, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unresistant, vulnerableWords Related to exposed indefensible, untenable; uncovered, unsafe; overcome, preyed (on or upon); disarmed, passive, resistless, unarmed; feeble, frail, weak; abandoned, high and dry, maroonedNear Antonyms of exposed defensible; covered, fortified, safe, screened, secure, sheltered; armed, armored; immune, impenetrable, impregnable, invincible, strong, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable; almighty, omnipotentAntonyms of exposed guarded, invulnerable, protected, resistant, shielded

Synonym Discussion of exposed

liable, open, exposed, subject, prone, susceptible, sensitive mean being by nature or through circumstances likely to experience something adverse. liable implies a possibility or probability of incurring something because of position, nature, or particular situation.
    • liable to get lost
open stresses a lack of barriers preventing incurrence.
    • a claim open to question
exposed suggests lack of protection or powers of resistance against something actually present or threatening.
    • exposed to infection
subject implies an openness for any reason to something that must be suffered or undergone.
    • all reports are subject to review
prone stresses natural tendency or propensity to incur something.
    • prone to delay
susceptible implies conditions existing in one's nature or individual constitution that make incurrence probable.
    • very susceptible to flattery
sensitive implies a readiness to respond to or be influenced by forces or stimuli.
    • unduly sensitive to criticism


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