One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Impossible to harm or damage.
impervious, insusceptible, immune, insensitiveView synonyms
- ‘The strong, invulnerable Jennifer cried at school for the third time.’
- ‘Masten also pointed out that even the most basic of human adaptational systems are not invulnerable and require nurturance.’
- ‘She sounds invulnerable, not because she's powerful but because she's so darned nice.’
- ‘If it's the case that one side's military forces are more or less invulnerable to the other's, that defense may weaken.’
- ‘With fear of death and fear of pain unplugged, they are in a sense invulnerable and invincible.’
- ‘Diminished sight has rendered me virtually invulnerable to advertising and marketing.’
- ‘He has chosen the perfect target for the most invulnerable war machine in history.’
- ‘In a country that seemed so invulnerable to harm, everything was lost in a single moment.’
- ‘I mean, not everyone wakes up one morning to find themselves invulnerable to physical harm and super strong.’
- ‘He is invulnerable in his stronghold, but he is also terrified of prophecies.’
- ‘For more than 10 years, the judiciary have been under fire from the media and some politicians, but appeared invulnerable.’
- ‘If there is an invulnerable army running amok, all the rest of the sacrifices of that day seem silly and pointless.’
- ‘Because they are so high off the ground, their drivers feel invulnerable and show no fear.’
- ‘However, I feel as though there is a way we can design a system that is invulnerable in the first place.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A force that believes it is invulnerable might dismiss or underestimate an opponent's strength, will or commitment.’
- ‘But they are not invulnerable on the field of play, as their European campaigns are about to demonstrate.’
- ‘He refers to the absence of reliable foresight and explains ‘why companies seem invulnerable one minute and aimless the next.’’
- ‘He who teaches the divine knowledge is invulnerable.’
Late 16th century (earlier than vulnerable): from Latin invulnerabilis, from in- ‘not’ + vulnerabilis (see vulnerable).
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