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Synonyms for powerful
ˈpaʊ ər fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerful(adj)

    having great power or force or potency or effect

    "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"

    Synonyms:
    herculean, hefty, knock-down(a), potent, muscular, brawny, sinewy

    Antonyms:
    weak, low-powered, helpless, powerless, feeble, uninfluential, nerveless, incapacitated, subhuman

  2. knock-down(a), powerful(adj)

    strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

    "a knock-down blow"

    Antonyms:
    nerveless, feeble, uninfluential, helpless, weak, subhuman, powerless, incapacitated, low-powered

  3. potent, powerful(adj)

    having great influence

    Synonyms:
    muscular, potent, hefty, stiff, brawny, herculean, virile, sinewy, strong, knock-down(a)

    Antonyms:
    subhuman, low-powered, powerless, feeble, weak, uninfluential, nerveless, helpless, incapacitated

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy(adj)

    (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"

    Synonyms:
    brawny, potent, unchewable, sizable, sizeable, stringy, hefty, fibrous, healthy, mesomorphic, tendinous, respectable, sinewy, knock-down(a), goodly, goodish, herculean, muscular, tidy

    Antonyms:
    feeble, weak, uninfluential, subhuman, incapacitated, helpless, nerveless, powerless, low-powered

  5. herculean, powerful(adverb)

    displaying superhuman strength or power

    "herculean exertions"

    Synonyms:
    potent, muscular, hefty, brawny, herculean, sinewy, knock-down(a)

    Antonyms:
    weak, incapacitated, powerless, feeble, nerveless, helpless, subhuman, uninfluential, low-powered

  6. mighty, mightily, powerful, right(adverb)

    (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

    "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily"

    Synonyms:
    properly, the right way, correctly, in good order, decently, justly, flop, right, mighty, mightily, right on, aright, decent

    Antonyms:
    incapacitated, uninfluential, nerveless, powerless, weak, feeble, low-powered, subhuman, helpless

Wiktionary

  1. powerful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    powerless

  2. powerful(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    powerless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. powerful

    Synonyms:
    strong, potent, puissant, masterful, mighty

Editors Contribution

  1. strongish

    i was powerful at tennis.

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. powerful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mighty, potent, active, forcible, puissant, potential

  2. powerful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    vigorous, robust, sturdy, strong, able-bodied

  3. powerful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    efficacious, effective, cogent, valid

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. powerful(a)

    Synonyms:
    mighty, potent, drastic, efficacious, intense, strong, dynamic, puissant, effective, omnipotent, armipotent, stentorian, invincible, cogent, commanding

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "powerful":

    potent, strong, mighty, influential, forceful, robust, vigorous, effective, powerfui, loud, fort, solid

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How to use powerful in a sentence?

  1. Albert Einstein:

    We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

  2. Brian Chung:

    I remember reading the Bible and having the words of the Bible relate to me on a deep level. It was a powerful moment that I never knew was possible. As I applied the teachings of the Bible, I started seeing a positive transformation in myself and the people around me, imagine what would happen in our city, in our country, in our world, if more people read and listened to Gods Word.

  3. Dominik Siegrist:

    The decline of ski tourism — a powerful economic engine — will have more of an impact than the additional revenue in summer.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Firework” is a wonderful self-empowerment anthem by Katy Perry, in my view. This highly inspirational song is directed exclusively towards most people with untapped and unrealized potential. The song says loud and clear that every one of us is essentially a firework, which may seem ordinary, ineffective, ugly, or covered in an insignificant wrapping. And yet, when the right situation arises, like a flame brought to a fuse, they would ignite and show how amazing, extraordinary, and beautiful each one of them is in actuality. What an awesome and powerful positive message, and so true too!

  5. David Gibson:

    Illuminati. we are in the presence of a very powerful political figure, the likes of which we have never witnessed before.


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