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Synonyms for vulnerable
ˈvʌl nər ə bəl

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  1. vulnerable(adj)

    susceptible to attack

    "a vulnerable bridge"

    entrenched, defensible, unassailable, invulnerable, airtight, bombproof, air-tight, strong, unattackable, untouchable, inviolable, tight, impregnable, insusceptible, sheltered, shellproof, defendable, secure, unsusceptible

  2. vulnerable(adj)

    susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation

    "vulnerable to bribery"; "an argument vulnerable to refutation"

    airtight, defensible, strong, unsusceptible, tight, secure, air-tight, inviolable, unassailable, impregnable, sheltered, unattackable, shellproof, defendable, invulnerable, insusceptible, entrenched, untouchable, bombproof

  3. vulnerable(adj)

    capable of being wounded or hurt

    "vulnerable parts of the body"

    impregnable, inviolable, air-tight, sheltered, tight, unsusceptible, defensible, insusceptible, strong, unassailable, untouchable, bombproof, unattackable, airtight, invulnerable, defendable, shellproof, secure, entrenched


  1. vulnerable(adjective)

    unprotected, helpless, defenceless, unguarded, weak

    invincible, invulnerable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vulnerable

    assailable, weak, exposed, tender, delicate

    unassailable, impregnable, invulnerable

Editors Contribution

  1. harmful

    full of harm

    the harmful truth vignesh must tell shugale

    Submitted by asimahmed on April 3, 2020  
  2. in the firing line

    Submitted by acronimous on January 11, 2018  

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  1. Francois Hollande:

    If the poorest, most vulnerable countries can't be accompanied in their transition to sustainable development, then there will be no binding agreement.

  2. John Challenger:

    The jobs that are most vulnerable are those in the field - engineers, oil rig operators, drill operators, refinery operators.

  3. Kanayo Nwanze:

    With more than 70 percent of rural people in these countries engaged in agriculture, our first concern is to ensure they can grow food and earn incomes again so they can rebuild their communities, but it is equally important to ensure that they have access to the right tools and resources to build their resilience so they are less vulnerable to future shocks.

  4. Claire Dissaux:

    The lira was always vulnerable to domestic or external shocks, what matters to investors is economic policy. We had a market-friendly cabinet and a market-friendly new central bank governor and if that changes this could be another story for the Turkish lira, not just short-term volatility.

  5. Amanda Rives:

    We are seeing and hearing that increasing numbers of girls are getting married and coupled to seek protection from gang violence and intimation from gangs, being in a couple with a gang member may give the girl and her family some level of protection from one gang, but may leave them more vulnerable to rival gangs.

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