Definition of invulnerable in English:



  • Impossible to harm or damage.

    • ‘He has chosen the perfect target for the most invulnerable war machine in history.’
    • ‘She sounds invulnerable, not because she's powerful but because she's so darned nice.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With fear of death and fear of pain unplugged, they are in a sense invulnerable and invincible.’
    • ‘In a country that seemed so invulnerable to harm, everything was lost in a single moment.’
    • ‘But they are not invulnerable on the field of play, as their European campaigns are about to demonstrate.’
    • ‘However, I feel as though there is a way we can design a system that is invulnerable in the first place.’
    • ‘If it's the case that one side's military forces are more or less invulnerable to the other's, that defense may weaken.’
    • ‘For more than 10 years, the judiciary have been under fire from the media and some politicians, but appeared invulnerable.’
    • ‘Masten also pointed out that even the most basic of human adaptational systems are not invulnerable and require nurturance.’
    • ‘Diminished sight has rendered me virtually invulnerable to advertising and marketing.’
    • ‘He who teaches the divine knowledge is invulnerable.’
    • ‘A force that believes it is invulnerable might dismiss or underestimate an opponent's strength, will or commitment.’
    • ‘I mean, not everyone wakes up one morning to find themselves invulnerable to physical harm and super strong.’
    • ‘The strong, invulnerable Jennifer cried at school for the third time.’
    • ‘Because they are so high off the ground, their drivers feel invulnerable and show no fear.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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
    indestructible, impenetrable, impregnable, unassailable, unattackable, inviolable, invincible, unshakeable, secure, safe, safe and sound, strong
    proof against
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Late 16th century (earlier than vulnerable): from Latin invulnerabilis, from in- not + vulnerabilis (see vulnerable).