from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Susceptible to physical or emotional injury.
- adj. Susceptible to attack: "We are vulnerable both by water and land, without either fleet or army” ( Alexander Hamilton).
- adj. Open to censure or criticism; assailable.
- adj. Liable to succumb, as to persuasion or temptation.
- adj. Games In a position to receive greater penalties or bonuses in a hand of bridge. In a rubber, used of the pair of players who score 100 points toward game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
- adj. More likely to be exposed to malicious programs or viruses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries.
- adj. Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of wounding; dangerous.
- Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or injuries, literally or figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being wounded or hurt
- adj. susceptible to attack
- adj. susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
Late Latin vulnerābilis, wounding, from Latin vulnerāre, to wound, from vulnus, vulner-, wound.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin vulnerābilis ("injurious, wounding"), from Latin vulnerō ("I wound"). (Wiktionary)