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vul·ner·a·ble

vulnerable

 
 
pronunciation:
vuhl n r bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to be hurt or injured.
The plants in the garden are vulnerable to frost.
synonyms:
defenseless
antonyms:
invincible, safe, strong
similar words:
helpless, sensitive, tender, touchy, weak
definition 2: open to attack or danger.
The towns on the coast are vulnerable to hurricanes.Without his tough friends around for protection, he felt vulnerable.
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synonyms:
defenseless
similar words:
accessible, insecure, open
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derivations: vulnerably (adv.), vulnerability (n.)
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