Definition of "vulnerably" []

  • Capable of being physically or emotionally wounded or hurt (adjective)
  • Open to temptation, persuasion, censure, etc (adjective)
  • Liable or exposed to disease, disaster, etc (adjective)
  • Liable or exposed to attack (adjective)
  • (of a side who have won one game towards rubber) subject to increased bonuses or penalties (adjective)
  • In a vulnerable manner. (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "vulnerably" in a sentence
  • "When in London a few days ago I stopped to chat to a Big Issue seller, who said he was "vulnerably housed", ie living in a night shelter."
  • "What this communicated to me was an inability to communicate frankly and vulnerably about sex in their private lives."
  • "Otherwise, the history books -- written by people far more vulnerably to bacteria than you and I have ever been -- will record something startling."