vulnerable


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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   1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or
      external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.
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            Achilles was vulnerable in his heel; and there will
            be wanting a Paris to infix the dart. --Dr. T.
                                                  Dwight.
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   2. Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously;
      assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.
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            His skill in finding out the vulnerable parts of
            strong minds was consummate.          --Macaulay.
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