vincible
adjective Etymology: Latin vincibilis, from vincere to conquer — more at victor Date: 1548 capable of being overcome or subdued

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  • Vincible — Vin ci*ble, a. [L. vincibilis, fr. vincere to vanquish, conquer: cf. F. vincible. See {Victor}.] Capable of being overcome or subdued; conquerable. He, not vincible in spirit . . . drew his sword. Hayward. Vincible by human aid. Paley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vincible — ⇒VINCIBLE, adj. Rare. Qui peut être vaincu. Anton. invincible. La lutte directe que nous pouvons mener contre l émotion sur le plan strictement musculaire garde quelque chose de dérisoire: l agitation motrice, qui est théoriquement vincible par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vincible — index disabled (made incapable), helpless (defenseless), inadequate, indefensible, penetrable, powerless, untenable …   Law dictionary

  • vincible — 1540s, from L. vincibilis, from vincere (see VICTOR (Cf. victor)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vincible — [vin′sə bəl] adj. [L vincibilis, easily overcome < vincere, to overcome: see VICTOR] that can be overcome or defeated; conquerable vincibility n …   English World dictionary

  • vincible — (entrée créée par le supplément) (vin si bl ) adj. Se dit, parmi les casuistes, d une ignorance qui peut être vaincue. •   Une chose qu on n oserait pas entreprendre de soutenir, mais que vous [jésuites] jugiez néanmoins être nécessaire, afin que …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • vincible — vincibility, vincibleness, n. /vin seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being conquered or overcome: vincible fears. [1540 50; < L vincibilis, equiv. to vinc(ere) to overcome + ibilis IBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • vincible — adjective Capable of being defeated or overcome; assailable or vulnerable Syn: conquerable, defeatable Ant: invincible, unconquerable …   Wiktionary

  • vincible — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Open to attack and capture because of a lack of protection: assailable, attackable, pregnable, vulnerable. See STRONG …   English dictionary for students

  • vincible — vin·ci·ble || vɪnsɪbl adj. conquerable, defeatable …   English contemporary dictionary

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