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Too powerful to be defeated or overcome:‘an invincible warrior’
invulnerable, indestructible, unconquerable, unbeatable, indomitable, unassailableunyielding, unflinching, unbending, unshakeable, indefatigable, dauntlessimpregnable, inviolable, secure, safeView synonyms
- ‘The sun is invincible, unconquerable, the highest ideal of the self and the highest aspiration of the soul.’
- ‘He was hailed as the wonder horse, the Bullet from Ballydoyle, which would be invincible from a mile to 12 furlongs.’
- ‘Anyone who has ever watched Hewitt might be surprised to hear him revealing that he doesn't always feel as invincible as he looks.’
- ‘First of all he was hesitant, and then he settled down and got on with it enthusiastically, making his case apparently invincible.’
- ‘The men believe the twins hold mystical powers that make them invincible in their battles against the Myanmar military.’
- ‘This is reminiscent of the utter failure of the invincible Maginot Line or the unsinkable Titanic.’
- ‘He was deemed invincible and the older generation believed that he had supernatural powers.’
- ‘The man once thought invincible faced a judge, called to answer charges of murder and torture.’
- ‘Labour's previously invincible electoral machine lost the safe seat of Brent East.’
- ‘He helps breathe life into the vision of America as strong, the best, invincible.’
- ‘Proud and arrogant, they thought themselves secure and invincible.’
- ‘Many companies don't have bad weather closure policies; they expect that you be invincible.’
- ‘The Titans have looked invincible the last two games against quality opponents.’
- ‘Let South Asia truly become the invincible giant of the new millennium.’
- ‘Another reason people do not take out income protection insurance is because they see themselves as being invincible.’
- ‘The British soldiers had to face the incompetence of their own commanders as well as the invincible Boer commandos in the field.’
- ‘In the long free-style disciplines, he was invincible and made all national records.’
- ‘After it survived the 1993 bombing, people thought the towers were invincible.’
- ‘Hawks are still an outstandingly fine team and they may well win the league at a canter, but it's been good to show they are not invincible.’
- ‘But those that do choose may be seriously misled into thinking that they are invincible.’
Late Middle English (earlier than vincible): via Old French from Latin invincibilis, from in- not + vincibilis (see vincible).
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