Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being wounded; liable to injury; vulnerable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Capable of being wounded; vulnerable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being wounded; vulnerable.

Etymologies

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wound +‎ -able

Examples

  • But no matter where you got them, they all have one thing in common: they are people—vulnerable and woundable—who need shepherds who love them unreservedly.

    They Smell Like Sheep Volume 2

  • But no matter where you got them, they all have one thing in common: they are people—vulnerable and woundable—who need shepherds who love them unreservedly.

    They Smell Like Sheep Volume 2

  • He felt himself colour at the question, and then hated that — hated to pass for anything so idiotic as woundable.

    The Ambassadors

  • Their months together had given him an impression that his associate was in some ways, down below the haughtiness, quite woundable.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • What he saw, amazed, was that she stood there as lonely and woundable as any other human creature.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Their months together had given him an impression that his associate was in some ways, down below the haughtiness, quite woundable.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • We're only eight, only human, woundable flesh and sheddable blood.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • How innocent she looked, childlike, woundable even now, even after everything she had endured.

    Time Patrolman

  • He felt himself colour at the question, and then hated that -- hated to pass for anything so idiotic as woundable.

    The Ambassadors

  • If it's all very graphic you've got a bunch of simulations or special effects, and I've never been convinced that that is as effective as what an audience will do to feel compassion for the woundable body of another person.

    Seattlest

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