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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

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How to use powerful in a sentence?

  1. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    She was a very, very progressive ... socialist who organized working people and the poor to stand up to the wealthy and the powerful and to fight for social justice.

  2. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    I'm not going around saying we've fixed every problem we've got, but I'm proud of what we have done together, and I think it's a very powerful story.

  4. Joseph Daher:

    They’re all doing it...But Hezbollah’s scope is much bigger and more powerful, with more resources to deal with the crisis, this is more about limiting the catastrophe for its popular base. It means the dependency on Hezbollah particularly will increase.

  5. Sheldon Whitehouse:

    This may, may be powerful corroborating evidence that the assault happened. that it happened that day, and that it happened at that place, but with no FBI investigation we can't tell.

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