vincible

[ vin-suh-buh l ]
/ ˈvɪn sə bəl /

adjective

capable of being conquered or overcome: vincible fears.

Nearby words

  1. vincent's disease,
  2. vincent's infection,
  3. vincentian,
  4. vinci,
  5. vinci, leonardo da,
  6. vincit omnia veritas,
  7. vincristine,
  8. vincristine sulfate,
  9. vinculum,
  10. vinculum matrimonii

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

  • 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

/ (ˈvɪnsɪbəl) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for vincible

C16: from Latin vincibilis, from vincere to conquer

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Word Origin and History for vincible

vincible

adj.

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

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