- incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.
- insuperable; insurmountable: invincible difficulties.
Origin of invincible
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Examples from the Web for invincibility
Hizzoner asked in a pleading tone—an extremely rare posture for a man who in the past had swaggered with an air of invincibility.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry
November 23, 2014
The conquest—and the reaction to it—have given him an aura of invincibility that holy-warrior wannabes find quite thrilling.French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come
September 9, 2014
We, like his various conquests, were seduced by his facade of invincibility and haunted past.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back
April 16, 2014
Joe Paterno was the dictator of Penn State, the more football wins he accrued, the greater his invincibility.Joe Paterno Was a Dictator: Penn State Deserved Its Punishment
July 24, 2012
The cult's main act of worship is the composing “badass facts” celebrating its idol's invincibility.Chuck Norris Turns 70
December 6, 2009
His implicit faith in the Emperor's invincibility also amused me.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
On the contrary, it has given life and invincibility to the cause of Texas.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
Her invincibility on the ocean (p. 173) was a foregone conclusion.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2
J. T. Headley.
The charm of British invincibility had been broken by Braddock's defeat.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI
Garrison had the martyr's temperament and invincibility of purpose.William Lloyd Garrison
Archibald H. Grimke
- incapable of being defeated; unconquerable
- unable to be overcome; insuperableinvincible prejudices
Word Origin and History for invincibility
early 15c., from Middle French invincible (14c.) or directly from Latin invincibilis "unconquerable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + vincibilis "conquerable," from vincere "to overcome" (see victor). Related: Invincibly. Noun meaning "one who is invincible" is from 1630s. Invincible ignorance is from Church Latin ignorantia invincibilis (Aquinas). Related: Invincibly.