Meaning of “vulnerable” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈvʌlnərəbl/

easy to hurt or attack physically or emotionally:

She was a vulnerable sixteen-year-old.
The troops are in a vulnerable position.
He's more vulnerable to infection because of his injuries.
vulnerability noun [ U ] us uk /ˌvʌlnərəˈbɪləti/

(Definition of “vulnerable” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)