Word of the Day – Invincible

Word of the Day : February 21, 2022


adjective in-VIN-suh-bul

What It Means

Invincible means “incapable of being conquered, overcome, or subdued.”

// The loss to the underdog proved that last year’s champion was not invincible.

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“After many makeovers, changes to the backstory, and noting that ‘bad’ guys don’t sell newspapers very well, (his Superman stories were rejected by publishers for years) he finally settled on the version we have today: a nearly invincible man, handsome, incorruptible, honest to the core, who stands for justice, and who is a champion of the downtrodden.” — Terry Mejdrich, The Grand Rapids (Minnesota) Herald-Review, 7 Jan. 2022

Did You Know?

Invincible comes from Latin invincibilis—a combination of the negative prefix in- with the Latin verb vincere, meaning “to conquer.” Vincere also gave English vincible, meaning (unsurprisingly) “capable of being overcome or subdued.”