[ in-vin-suh-buhl ]
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  1. incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.

  2. insuperable; insurmountable: invincible difficulties.

Origin of invincible

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Late Latin word invincibilis. See in-3, vincible

synonym study For invincible

1. Invincible, impregnable, indomitable suggest that which cannot be overcome or mastered. Invincible is applied to that which cannot be conquered in combat or war, or overcome or subdued in any manner: an invincible army; invincible courage. Impregnable is applied to a place or position that cannot be taken by assault or siege, and hence to whatever is proof against attack: an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue. Indomitable implies having an unyielding spirit, or stubborn persistence in the face of opposition or difficulty: indomitable will.

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Other words from invincible

  • in·vin·ci·bil·i·ty, in·vin·ci·ble·ness, noun
  • in·vin·ci·bly, adverb
  • non·in·vin·ci·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·in·vin·ci·ble, adjective
  • non·in·vin·ci·ble·ness, noun
  • non·in·vin·ci·bly, adverb
  • un·in·vin·ci·ble, adjective
  • un·in·vin·ci·ble·ness, noun
  • un·in·vin·ci·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for invincible


/ (ɪnˈvɪnsəbəl) /

  1. incapable of being defeated; unconquerable

  2. unable to be overcome; insuperable: invincible prejudices

Origin of invincible

C15: from Late Latin invincibilis, from Latin in- 1 + vincere to conquer

Derived forms of invincible

  • invincibility or invincibleness, noun
  • invincibly, adverb

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