/in vin"seuh beuhl/, adj.
1. incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.
2. insuperable; insurmountable: invincible difficulties.
[1375-1425; late ME < LL invincibilis. See IN-3, VINCIBLE]
Syn. 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.
Ant. 1. conquerable.

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