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Synonyms for powerful
ˈpaʊ ər fəlpow·er·ful

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  1. powerfuladjective


  2. powerfuladjective


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. powerful

    strong, potent, puissant, masterful, mighty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerfuladjective

    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"

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

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

  2. knock-down(a), powerfuladjective

    strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

    "a knock-down blow"

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

  3. potent, powerfuladjective

    having great influence

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

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

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewyadjective

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

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

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

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

  5. herculean, powerfuladverb

    displaying superhuman strength or power

    "herculean exertions"

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

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

  6. mighty, mightily, powerful, rightadverb

    (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"

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. kickassadjective

    kickass is slang but i need some synonyms

    that was a kickass speech

    Submitted by Revcrp on June 25, 2022  
  2. strongish

    i was powerful at tennis.

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. powerfuladjective

    mighty, potent, active, forcible, puissant, potential

  2. powerfuladjective

    vigorous, robust, sturdy, strong, able-bodied

  3. powerfuladjective

    efficacious, effective, cogent, valid

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. powerfuladjective

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

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How to use powerful in a sentence?

  1. National Weather Service:

    It's a big storm, as we expected, and it's headed south with very powerful winds and heavy rainfall.

  2. Donald Trump:

    We have the most powerful military in the world, by far, there's nobody close. As you know, we've spent tremendous and hopefully -- and we pray to God we never have to use it, but we've totally renovated and bought new nuclear. And the rest of our military is all brand new.

  3. Antonio Brown:

    Because of my commitment to the game, I relented to pressure directly from my coach to play injured. Despite the pain, I suited up, the staff injected me with what I now know was a powerful and sometimes dangerous painkiller that the NFLPA has warned against using, and I gave it my all for the team. I played until it was clear that I could not sue my ankle to safely perform my playing responsibilities. On top of that, the pain was extreme, i took a seat on the sideline and my coach came up to me, very upset, and shouted, ‘ What’s wrong with you ? What’s wrong with you ? ’ I told him, ‘ It’s my ankle. ’ But he knew that. It was well-documented and we had discussed it. He then ordered me to get on the field. I said, ‘ Coach I ca n’t. ’ He did n’t call for medical attention. Instead, he shouted at me, ‘ YOU ’RE DONE ! ’ while he ran his finger across his throat. Coach was telling me that if I did n’t play hurt, then I was done with the Bucs.

  4. Aung San Suu Kyi:

    We have to be very powerful and strong in the parliament. So, don't try to talk about other solutions, and give us 100 percent of the vote.

  5. Gideon Nave:

    Having this dataset is like having a microscope or a telescope with a more powerful lens, you get a better resolution and start seeing patterns and associations you couldn't before.

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