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vincible

[vin-suh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being conquered or overcome: vincible fears.

Origin of vincible

1540–50; < Latin vincibilis, equivalent to vinc(ere) to overcome + -ibilis -ible
Related formsvin·ci·bil·i·ty, vin·ci·ble·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for vincible

Historical Examples

  • You are a man imbued by errors, and vincible by slight temptations.

    Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • The thought of herself as vulnerable and vincible to the hostile sex had come upon the girl, fire-new, with disruptive force.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison


British Dictionary definitions for vincible

vincible

adjective
  1. rare capable of being defeated or overcome
Derived Formsvincibility or vincibleness, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin vincibilis, from vincere to conquer
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Word Origin and History for vincible

adj.

1540s, from Latin vincibilis, from vincere (see victor).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper