Vulnerable vs Caring - What's the difference?

vulnerable | caring |

As adjectives the difference between vulnerable and caring

is that vulnerable is vulnerable while caring is (of a person) kind, sensitive, empathetic.

As a verb caring is


As a noun caring is

the act of one who cares.




(en adjective)
  • More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 29, author=Kevin Mitchell, work=the Guardian
  • , title= Roger Federer back from Wimbledon 2012 brink to beat Julien Benneteau , passage=The elimination of Federer after Nadal's loss to Lukas Rosol would have created mild panic among the fans of these gloriously gifted but now clearly vulnerable geniuses. }}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • (computing) More likely to be exposed to malicious programs or viruses.
  • Synonyms

    * (exposed to attack) defenceless, helpless, powerless, unguarded, unprotected, weak


    * (exposed to attack) durable, indomitable, invincible, invulnerable, powerful, strong

    Derived terms

    * vulnerability * vulnerably




    (en adjective)
  • (of a person) Kind, sensitive, empathetic.
  • She's a very caring person; she always has a kind word for everyone.


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who cares.
  • * 1988 , Thomas Stephen Szasz, The Myth of Psychotherapy (page 183)
  • As I showed, although some rhetoricians, such as Mesmer and Erb, claimed that their interventions were medical treatments, others, such as Freud and Jung, claimed that their interventions were both medical curings and spiritual carings .