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Synonyms for powerlessnesspow·er·less·ness

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Wiktionary

  1. powerlessnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    impotence

  2. powerlessnessnoun

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

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerlessness, impotence, impotencynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    impotency, impotence

    Antonyms:
    power, powerfulness

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How to use powerlessness in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Mary Ellen Barnes:

    Powerlessness is not a helpful message for women to embrace, aA focuses on drinking as the problem and keeps people focused on that. Drinking is rarely the problem — it is the symptom of things that are not working somewhere in your life, and you are medicating with alcohol rather than addressing the real issues.

  3. Nicolas Boileau:

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

  4. 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?'.

  5. Roberto Mukaro Borrero:

    Disadvantages faced by indigenous peoples are related to dispossession and exacerbated by powerlessness and poverty.

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