Definition of Powerless

1. Adjective. Lacking power.




Definition of Powerless

1. a. Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect.

Definition of Powerless

1. Adjective. Lacking sufficient power or strength. ¹

2. Adjective. Lacking legal authority. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Powerless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Powerless

powerful
powerfull
powerfuller
powerfullest
powerfully
powerfulness
powerhead
powerheads
powerhouse
powerhouses
powering
powering down
powering up
powerlaw
powerlaws
powerless
powerlessly
powerlessness
powerlessnesses
powerlifter
powerlifters
powerlifting
powerline
powerlines
powermonger
powermongers
powerplant
powerplants
powerplay
powerplays

Literary usage of Powerless

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1. American Druggist (1891)
"We have now to consider how coal is put together by Nature, and how the powerless materials, carbonic acid and water, become invested with force and ..."

2. The Republic of Plato: Tr by Plato (1909)
"... powerless to persuade, following him up with secret plots and public prosecutions?" "Doubtless they will do that," he replied. 495 "Will it be possible, ..."

3. Young India: An Interpretation and a History of the Nationalist Movement by Lajpat Rai (1916)
"Feudatory Chiefs Powerless. " It would perhaps be ungenerous to probe too narrowly the dependent position and consequent involuntary action of the feudatory ..."

4. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... struggle between two factions which it was powerless to control. By the fall of the house of Lancaster the first period of parliamentary growth, ..."

5. Report by Great Britain (1850)
"In a locality such as Nantyglo, Brynmawr, and Beaufort, the law is so entirely powerless without the active and cordial aid of the only persons of any ..."

6. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"I make this appeal to men because it is you most often who hold the purse strings, and women are powerless to make investments without your aid. ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"We may not want a House of Lords at all, but we certainly do not want a powerless one, a " body hanging on the verge of Government," invested with ..."

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