Synonyms and Antonyms of vulnerable

  1. 1 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm I'm vulnerable to sunburn whenever I go out in the sun Synonyms endangered, exposed, open, sensitive, subject (to), susceptible, liableRelated Words likely, prone; uncovered, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsecuredNear Antonyms covered, guarded, protected, safeguarded, screened, secured, sheltered, shielded, wardedAntonyms insusceptible, invulnerable, unexposed, unsusceptible

  2. 2 lacking protection from danger or resistance against attack vulnerable baby chicks Synonyms defenseless, exposed, susceptible, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unresistant, helplessRelated Words indefensible, untenable; uncovered, unsafe; overcome, preyed (on or upon); disarmed, passive, resistless, unarmed; feeble, frail, weak; abandoned, high and dry, maroonedNear Antonyms defensible; covered, fortified, safe, screened, secure, sheltered; armed, armored; immune, impenetrable, impregnable, invincible, strong, unassailable, unbeatable, unconquerable; almighty, omnipotentAntonyms guarded, invulnerable, protected, resistant, shielded

vulnerable was our Word of the Day on 04/14/2010. Hear the podcast!

Learn More about vulnerable

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up vulnerable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a favoring of the simplest explanation

Get Word of the Day daily email!