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  1. powerlessnessnoun


  2. powerlessnessnoun

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


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. powerlessness

    failure, inaction, ineffectiveness, inefficiency, inutility, uselessness

    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

    impotency, impotence

    power, powerfulness

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  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. Samir Puri:

    Eastern Ukraine residents were living in a twilight zone -- Eastern Ukraine residents were in the front line of a geopolitical despite, and there was a sense of powerlessness.

  4. Nicolas Boileau:

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

  5. 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?'.

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