vulnerable

adj.
VERBS
be, prove
appear, feel, look, seem

You must try not to appear vulnerable.

become
remain
leave sb/sth, make sb/sth, render sb/sth

The virus attacks the immune system, leaving your body vulnerable to infections.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

She is very sensitive and rather vulnerable.

acutely, especially, highly, particularly
completely, totally
increasingly
potentially
peculiarly, uniquely

Hippos are uniquely vulnerable to drought.

oddly (esp. AmE), strangely (esp. BrE)

He smiled, making her suddenly feel oddly vulnerable.

economically, politically

The company is in an economically vulnerable position.

emotionally, psychologically
PREPOSITION
to

These offices are highly vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Vulnerable is used with these nouns: ↑economy, ↑patient, ↑people, ↑personality, ↑position, ↑situation, ↑spot, ↑stage, ↑target

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • vulnérable — [ vylnerabl ] adj. • 1676; lat. vulnerabilis, de vulnerare « blesser » 1 ♦ Qui peut être blessé, frappé par un mal physique. Endroit, point vulnérable. Ils « ne sont pas immunisés, ils sont vulnérables » (Duhamel) (⇒ fragile) . 2 ♦ (Abstrait) Qui …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vulnerable — Vul ner*a*ble, a. [L. vulnerabilis wounding, injurious, from vulnerare to wound, vulnus a wound; akin to Skr. vra?a: cf. F. vuln[ e]rable.] [1913 Webster] 1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulnerable — may refer to: *Vulnerability *Vulnerable species * Vulnerable (album), by Tricky * Vulnerable (Marvin Gaye album) * Vulnerable (Roxette song) …   Wikipedia

  • vulnerable — [vul′nər ə bəl] adj. [LL vulnerabilis, wounding, likely to injure (also, in pass. sense, vulnerable) < L vulnerare, to wound < vulnus (gen. vulneris), a wound < IE base * wel > L vellere: see REVULSION] 1. that can be wounded or… …   English World dictionary

  • vulnerable — que se encuentra en una posición o situación de riesgo en la que puede ser objeto de una infección o lesión Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. vulnerable Que se encuentra en una …   Diccionario médico

  • Vulnerable — Album par Tricky Sortie 2003 Genre Trip Hop Label ANTI Albums de Tricky …   Wikipédia en Français

  • vulnerable — I adjective accessible, approachable, assailable, attainable, beatable, capable of receiving injuries, defenseless, exposed, fallible, guardless, indefensible, insecure, liable to attack, obtainable, open, penetrable, precarious, pregnable, qui… …   Law dictionary

  • vulnerable — c.1600, from L.L. vulnerabilis wounding, from L. vulnerare to wound, from vulnus (gen. vulneris) wound, perhaps related to vellere pluck, to tear …   Etymology dictionary

  • vulnerable — [adj] open to attack accessible, assailable, defenseless, exposed, liable, naked, on the line*, on the spot*, out on a limb*, ready, sensitive, sitting duck*, sucker*, susceptible, tender, thin skinned*, unguarded, unprotected, unsafe, weak, wide …   New thesaurus

  • vulnerable — VULNERABLE. adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre blessé. Il n a point d usage …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • vulnerable — (Del lat. vulnerabĭlis). adj. Que puede ser herido o recibir lesión, física o moralmente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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