See also: vulnérable
- More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
- 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald, chapter I, in The Great Gatsby, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, OCLC 884653065; republished New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953, →ISBN:
- In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’
- 2012 June 29, Kevin Mitchell, “Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau”, in the Guardian:
- The elimination of Federer after Nadal's loss to Lukas Rosol would have created mild panic among the fans of these gloriously gifted but now clearly vulnerable geniuses.
- 2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
- One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools […] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
- You are vulnerable to be bullied by someone at school.
- (computing) More likely to be exposed to malicious programs or viruses.
- a vulnerable PC with no antivirus software
exposed to attack
- (Balearic) IPA(key): /vul.nəˈɾa.blə/
- (Central) IPA(key): /bul.nəˈɾa.blə/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /vul.neˈɾa.ble/
vulnerable (masculine and feminine plural vulnerables)
vulnerable m, f (plural vulnerables)
vulnerable (plural vulnerables)