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English definition of “vulnerable”

vulnerable

adjective     /ˈvʌl.nər.ə.bl̩/ /ˈvʌn.rə-/ US  /ˈvʌl.nɚ.ə-/
C2 able to be easily physically , emotionally , or mentally hurt , influenced , or attacked : I felt very vulnerable, standing there without any clothes on. It is on economic policy that the government is most vulnerable. Tourists are more vulnerable to attack , because they do not know which areas of the city to avoid .Weakness and vulnerability vulnerability     /ˌvʌl.nər.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ /ˌvʌn.rə-/ US  /ˌvʌl.nɚ.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] Weakness and vulnerability
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