Definition of invulnerable in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈvəln(ə)rəb(ə)l/


Impossible to harm or damage.
Example sentences
  • I mean, not everyone wakes up one morning to find themselves invulnerable to physical harm and super strong.
  • In a country that seemed so invulnerable to harm, everything was lost in a single moment.
  • With fear of death and fear of pain unplugged, they are in a sense invulnerable and invincible.
impervious, insusceptible, immune;
proof (against)
informal bulletproof



Pronunciation: /ˌinˌvəln(ə)rəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • ‘When I came to New York 12 years ago, it was a place of safety, invulnerability.
  • The largest domestic attack on U.S. civilians in our history, it shattered forever the sense of security and invulnerability conferred on us by our geographic separation from the rest of the world.
  • They represent authority and invulnerability.


Pronunciation: /-blē/
Example sentences
  • He was not a superman who waded invulnerably into the slaughter, single-handedly slaying the foe by myriads. He was just a man doing a job.
  • We live in nature and we feed on environment, thus, invulnerably our activities have great effects on the surroundings.


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

  • vulnerable from early 17th century:

    This comes from late Latin vulnerabilis, from vulnus ‘wound’. The word appeared later than its opposite invulnerable which is late 16th century.

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Syllabification: in·vul·ner·a·ble

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