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vulnerability

vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty

vulnerability

pronunciation:
vuhl nr bI lih ti
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being vulnerable.
She hid her vulnerability by pretending not to care what people said about her.It was a beautiful house, but I worried about its vulnerability to hurricanes.
definition 2: a particular trait or condition that makes one vulnerable.
The invading army had superior weapons and more training, but it wasn't prepared to deal with the heat of the desert, and this vulnerability led to its defeat.The cat was strong and quick, but her poor hearing was a major vulnerability.She hides her vulnerabilities well.