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Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerlessness, impotence, impotency(noun)

    the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble

    Synonyms:
    impotency, impotence

    Antonyms:
    power, powerfulness

Wiktionary

  1. powerlessness(noun)

    The state or character of being powerless; absence or lack of power.

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  2. powerlessness(noun)

    Synonyms:
    impotence

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. powerlessness

    Synonyms:
    failure, inaction, ineffectiveness, inefficiency, inutility, uselessness

    Antonyms:
    action, agency, effect, execution, force, influence, operation, performance, procedure, result

How to use powerlessness in a sentence?

  1. Nicolas Boileau:

    If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure

  2. Harry Shearer:

    If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure?

  3. Susana Nunez:

    Anger. Rage. Powerlessness that they could tear my daughter from my arms. Sadness, i didn't sleep. I didn't eat. I said, 'How is my daughter? What is she doing?'.

  4. Evan Rachel Wood:

    I thought I was the only human who experienced this, and I carried so much guilt and confusion about my response to the abuse, i accepted my powerlessness, and I felt I deserved it somehow.

  5. Meg Mott:

    He is supposed to be the most powerful person in the world, he is the leader of the free world. But he's crying as if to say there's nothing I can do but accept and admit the powerlessness of my situation.

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2278failure
#10957weakness
#11794inability
#19210impotence
#30704powerless
#36114inaction
#38445inefficiency
#48812hopelessness
#49680helplessness
#73354powerlessness
#76413ineffectiveness
#97214impotency
#123069uselessness

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