in vincibility

invincible

[in-vin-suh-buhl]
adjective
1.
incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.
2.
insuperable; insurmountable: invincible difficulties.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin invincibilis. See in-3, vincible

invincibility, invincibleness, noun
invincibly, adverb
noninvincibility, noun
noninvincible, adjective
noninvincibleness, noun
noninvincibly, adverb
uninvincible, adjective
uninvincibleness, noun
uninvincibly, adverb


1. unyielding. Invincible, impregnable, indomitable suggest that which cannot be overcome or mastered. Invincible is applied to that which cannot be conquered in combat or war, or overcome or subdued in any manner: an invincible army; invincible courage. Impregnable is applied to a place or position that cannot be taken by assault or siege, and hence to whatever is proof against attack: an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue. Indomitable implies having an unyielding spirit, or stubborn persistence in the face of opposition or difficulty: indomitable will.


1. conquerable.
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invincible (ɪnˈvɪnsəbəl)
 
adj
1.  incapable of being defeated; unconquerable
2.  unable to be overcome; insuperable: invincible prejudices
 
[C15: from Late Latin invincibilis, from Latin in-1 + vincere to conquer]
 
invinci'bility
 
n
 
in'vincibleness
 
n
 
in'vincibly
 
adv

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invincible
1412, from L. invincibilis "unconquerable," from in- "not" + vincibilis "conquerable."
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