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Vulnerable vs. Humble — What's the Difference?

Vulnerable vs. Humble — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Vulnerable and Humble

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Vulnerable

Susceptible to physical harm or damage
Trees that are vulnerable to insects.
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Humble

Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful.
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Vulnerable

Susceptible to emotional injury, especially in being easily hurt
A lonely child who is vulnerable to teasing.
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Humble

Showing deferential or submissive respect
A humble apology.
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Vulnerable

Susceptible to attack
“We are vulnerable both by water and land, without either fleet or army” (Alexander Hamilton).
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Humble

Low in rank, quality, or station; unpretentious or lowly
A humble cottage.
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Vulnerable

Open to censure or criticism; assailable
The mayor is vulnerable to criticism on the issue.
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Humble

To cause to feel humble
"He was humbled by the lack of consolation in Kornblum's expression" (Michael Chabon).
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Vulnerable

Susceptible to loss or poor performance
A team that is vulnerable going into the tournament.
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Humble

To cause to have a lower condition or status; abase.
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Vulnerable

(Games) In a position to receive greater penalties or bonuses in a hand of bridge. In a rubber, used of the pair of players who score 100 points toward game.
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Humble

Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming.
He lives in a humble one-bedroom cottage.
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Vulnerable

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
You are vulnerable to be bullied by someone at school.
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Humble

Having a low opinion of oneself; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; modest.
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Vulnerable

Open to disclosing one's inner thoughts and feelings, acting in spite of one's instinct to self-preservation.
It's okay to get vulnerable every now and again.
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Humble

(ambitransitive) To defeat or reduce the power, independence, or pride of
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Vulnerable

(computing) More likely to be exposed to malicious programs or viruses.
A vulnerable PC with no antivirus software
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Humble

To make humble or lowly; to make less proud or arrogant; to make meek and submissive.
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Vulnerable

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.
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Humble

To hum.
Humbling and bumbling
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Vulnerable

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.
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Humble

(transitive) hummel.
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Vulnerable

Susceptible to attack;
A vulnerable bridge
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Humble

An arrest based on weak evidence intended to demean or punish the subject.
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Vulnerable

Susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation;
Vulnerable to bribery
An argument vulnerable to refutation
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Humble

Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
THy humble nest built on the ground.
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Vulnerable

Capable of being wounded or hurt;
Vulnerable parts of the body
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Humble

Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest.
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
She should be humble who would please.
Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation.
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Vulnerable

Susceptible to physical or emotional injury;
At a tender age
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Humble

Hornless. See Hummel.
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Humble

To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plaguesHave humbled to all strokes.
The genius which humbled six marshals of France.
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Humble

To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; - often used rexlexively.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you.
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Humble

Cause to be unpretentious;
This experience will humble him
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Humble

Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of;
He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss
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Humble

Low or inferior in station or quality;
A humble cottage
A lowly parish priest
A modest man of the people
Small beginnings
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Humble

Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful;
A humble apology
Essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions
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Humble

Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
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Humble

Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);
Baseborn wretches with dirty faces
Of humble (or lowly) birth
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