Definition of invulnerable in English:

invulnerable

adjective

  • Impossible to harm or damage.

    ‘no state in the region is now invulnerable to attack by another’
    • ‘I mean, not everyone wakes up one morning to find themselves invulnerable to physical harm and super strong.’
    • ‘A force that believes it is invulnerable might dismiss or underestimate an opponent's strength, will or commitment.’
    • ‘Diminished sight has rendered me virtually invulnerable to advertising and marketing.’
    • ‘In fact, this is only true if, by election of an MP, he or she is made invulnerable to their party's later decision to dismiss them.’
    • ‘Because they are so high off the ground, their drivers feel invulnerable and show no fear.’
    • ‘For more than 10 years, the judiciary have been under fire from the media and some politicians, but appeared invulnerable.’
    • ‘He is invulnerable in his stronghold, but he is also terrified of prophecies.’
    • ‘He refers to the absence of reliable foresight and explains ‘why companies seem invulnerable one minute and aimless the next.’’
    • ‘He has chosen the perfect target for the most invulnerable war machine in history.’
    • ‘He who teaches the divine knowledge is invulnerable.’
    • ‘She sounds invulnerable, not because she's powerful but because she's so darned nice.’
    • ‘The strong, invulnerable Jennifer cried at school for the third time.’
    • ‘If it's the case that one side's military forces are more or less invulnerable to the other's, that defense may weaken.’
    • ‘However, I feel as though there is a way we can design a system that is invulnerable in the first place.’
    • ‘With fear of death and fear of pain unplugged, they are in a sense invulnerable and invincible.’
    • ‘But they are not invulnerable on the field of play, as their European campaigns are about to demonstrate.’
    • ‘The fleet rendered Britain invulnerable to direct attack, while its wealth allowed it to intervene on the continent even though Britain did not possess a large army.’
    • ‘Masten also pointed out that even the most basic of human adaptational systems are not invulnerable and require nurturance.’
    • ‘In a country that seemed so invulnerable to harm, everything was lost in a single moment.’
    • ‘If there is an invulnerable army running amok, all the rest of the sacrifices of that day seem silly and pointless.’
    impervious, insusceptible, immune, insensitive
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Origin

Late 16th century (earlier than vulnerable): from Latin invulnerabilis, from in- ‘not’ + vulnerabilis (see vulnerable).

Pronunciation

invulnerable

/ɪnˈvʌln(ə)rəb(ə)l/