vul·ner·a·ble /ˈvʌln(ə)rəbəl, ˈvʌlnɚ/
vul·ner·a·ble /ˈvəln(ə)rəbəl, ˈvəlnɝbəl/ 形容詞
1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.
Achilles was vulnerable in his heel; and there will be wanting a Paris to infix the dart. --Dr. T. Dwight.
2. Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously; assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.
His skill in finding out the vulnerable parts of strong minds was consummate. --Macaulay.
adj 1: susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge" [ant: invulnerable]
2: susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation;
"vulnerable to bribery"; "an argument vulnerable to
3: capable of being wounded or hurt; "vulnerable parts of the
4: susceptible to physical or emotional injury; "at a tender
age" [syn: tender]