[ in-vuhl-ner-uh-buhl ]
See synonyms for: invulnerableinvulnerability on

  1. incapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged.

  2. proof against or immune to attack: A strong navy made Great Britain invulnerable.

  1. not open to denial or disproof: an invulnerable argument.

Origin of invulnerable

From the Latin word invulnerābilis, dating back to 1585–95. See in-3, vulnerable

Other words from invulnerable

  • in·vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty, in·vul·ner·a·ble·ness, noun
  • in·vul·ner·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use invulnerable in a sentence

  • Even Turnbull, with his typical invulnerability, was a little taken aback by this boisterous and almost brutal hospitality.

    The Ball and The Cross | G.K. Chesterton
  • One should ensure its wearer continual health and strength, invulnerability, insensibility to pain.

  • She must above all retain for that possible day her most charming tranquillity, all her invulnerability, all her inviolability.

    The Hidden Force | Louis Couperus
  • Did he suspect, behind this wall of invulnerability, the ironical feminine secrecy of her silently smouldering inner life?

    The Hidden Force | Louis Couperus

British Dictionary definitions for invulnerable


/ (ɪnˈvʌlnərəbəl, -ˈvʌlnrəbəl) /

  1. incapable of being wounded, hurt, damaged, etc, either physically or emotionally

  2. incapable of being damaged or captured: an invulnerable fortress

Derived forms of invulnerable

  • invulnerability or invulnerableness, noun
  • invulnerably, adverb

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