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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:

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

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How to use powerful in a sentence?

  1. Seth Berenzweig:

    This is a unique case that has a very powerful twist. You have the unique dimension that the defendants in this case actually asked that their product be placed directly alongside the Jack Daniels product. They’re going to be using that evidence to try and drive home the point that the defendants knew exactly what they were doing in order to try and deprive these sales from the folks at Jack Daniels.

  2. Maria Fantappie:

    Their relevance is the way that Abadi will use them as a stepping stone to make some small changes which will empower his popularity and position vis-a-vis other powerful rivals in the Shi'ite political scene.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We are sending an armada. Very powerful, we have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you.

  4. Anthony Rostain:

    I think that it's a good idea to add omega-3s to the diet, with the clear explanation to the parents that this is not going to give you a powerful effect, like a stimulant would, this might augment the effect of the medication.

  5. Robert Lawrence Kuhn:

    Anybody who is doing business in any place, if the company or the people have associated with powerful individuals or companies or individuals, that's always a benefit. In China, it's had an extra special strength because of the strength of the Chinese government related to Chinese business.


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