Impressionable vs Vulnerable - What's the difference?

impressionable | vulnerable |

As adjectives the difference between impressionable and vulnerable

is that impressionable is being easily influenced (especially of young people) while vulnerable is vulnerable.

As a noun impressionable

is an impressionable person.




(en adjective)
  • Being easily influenced (especially of young people).
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An impressionable person.
  • * 1942 , Frank Gervasi, War Has Seven Faces
  • They were the faces of the same gentlemen who plied the corruptibles in Rumania with cash and impressed the impressionables with Germany's power.






    (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