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Definition 1: susceptibility to injury or attack - [noun denoting attribute]

(vulnerability is a kind of ...) the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain

"his weakness increased as he became older" "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"

(... is a kind of vulnerability ) the property of being helpless in the face of attack

(... is a kind of vulnerability ) vulnerability to forceful attack

(... is a kind of vulnerability ) vulnerability to destruction

(... is a kind of vulnerability ) quality of being easily damaged or destroyed

(... is a kind of vulnerability ) vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain

"exposure to the weather" "they died from exposure"

Definition 2: the state of being vulnerable or exposed - [noun denoting state]

Samples where vulnerability or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his vulnerability to litigation
  • his exposure to ridicule

Synonyms for vulnerability in the sense of this definition

(vulnerability is a kind of ...) the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury

"you are in no danger" "there was widespread danger of disease"

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