Synonyms for vulnerable

Synonyms for (adjective) vulnerable

Synonyms: vulnerable

Definition: capable of being wounded or hurt

Usage: vulnerable parts of the body

Similar words: weak

Definition: wanting in physical strength

Usage: a weak pillar


Synonyms: vulnerable

Definition: susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation

Usage: vulnerable to bribery; an argument vulnerable to refutation

Similar words: susceptible

Definition: (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

Usage: susceptible to colds; susceptible of proof


Synonyms: vulnerable

Definition: susceptible to attack

Usage: a vulnerable bridge

Similar words: assailable, open, undefendable, undefended

Definition: not defended or capable of being defended

Usage: an open city; open to attack


Similar words: compromising

Definition: vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion

Usage: she found herself in a compromising situation


Similar words: defenceless, defenseless

Definition: lacking protection or support

Usage: a defenseless child


Similar words: endangered

Definition: (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction

Usage: an endangered species


Similar words: indefensible

Definition: not able to be protected against attack


Similar words: insecure, unsafe

Definition: not safe from attack


Similar words: penetrable

Definition: capable of being penetrated

Usage: penetrable defenses


Similar words: threatened

Definition: (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered

Usage: the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one


Similar words: under attack, under fire

Definition: subjected to enemy attack or censure

Usage: an official under fire for mismanagement


Similar words: unguarded

Definition: lacking protection or a guard

Usage: an unguarded gate; his unguarded queen was open to attack