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Definition 1: susceptible to attack - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • a vulnerable bridge

(vulnerable is similar to ...) lacking protection or a guard

"an unguarded gate" "his unguarded queen was open to attack"

(vulnerable is similar to ...) subjected to enemy attack or censure

"an official under fire for mismanagement"

(vulnerable is similar to ...) (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered

"the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"

(vulnerable is similar to ...) capable of being penetrated

"penetrable defenses"

(vulnerable is similar to ...) not safe from attack

(vulnerable is similar to ...) not able to be protected against attack

(vulnerable is similar to ...) (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction

"an endangered species"

(vulnerable is similar to ...) lacking protection or support

"a defenseless child"

(vulnerable is similar to ...) vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion

"she found herself in a compromising situation"

(vulnerable is similar to ...) not defended or capable of being defended

"an open city" "open to attack"

(means also ...) (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

"susceptible to colds" "susceptible of proof"

(means also ...) lacking in security or safety

"his fortune was increasingly insecure" "an insecure future"

(means also ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

(means also ...) lacking protection or defense

(means also ...) subject to being conquered or overcome

"knew her fears were ultimately conquerable"

Definition 2: susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • vulnerable to bribery
  • an argument vulnerable to refutation

(vulnerable is similar to ...) (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

"susceptible to colds" "susceptible of proof"

Definition 3: capable of being wounded or hurt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • vulnerable parts of the body

(vulnerable is similar to ...) wanting in physical strength

"a weak pillar"

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