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pow·er·less

 (pou′ər-lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking strength or power; helpless and totally ineffectual.
2. Lacking legal or other authority.

pow′er·less·ly adv.
pow′er·less·ness n.

powerless

(ˈpaʊəlɪs)
adj
without power or authority
ˈpowerlessly adv
ˈpowerlessness n

pow•er•less

(ˈpaʊ ər lɪs)

adj.
1. unable to produce an effect; ineffective.
2. lacking power to act; helpless.
[1545–55]
pow′er•less•ly, adv.
pow′er•less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.powerless - lacking powerpowerless - lacking power        
ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
impotent - lacking power or ability; "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent"- Freeman J.Dyson; "felt impotent rage"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
powerful - 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"

powerless

adjective
1. defenceless, vulnerable, dependent, subject, tied, ineffective, unarmed, disenfranchised, over a barrel (informal), disfranchised political systems that keep women poor and powerless

powerless

adjective
1. Lacking power or strength:
2. Not capable of accomplishing anything:
Translations
عاجِز، بدون قُوَّه
bezmocný
magtesløs
heikkovoimaton
erőtlentehetetlen
kraftlaus

powerless

[ˈpaʊəlɪs] ADJimpotente
I felt powerless to resistno tuve fuerzas para resistir, no pude resistir
we are powerless to help youno podemos hacer nada para ayudarle
they are powerless in the matterno tienen autoridad para intervenir en el asunto

powerless

[ˈpaʊərləs] adjimpuissant(e)
powerless against sth → impuissant contre qch
powerless in the face of sth → impuissant face à qch
to be powerless to do sth → être impuissant à faire qch

powerless

[ˈpaʊəlɪs] adjimpotente, senza potere

power

(ˈpauə) noun
1. (an) ability. A witch has magic power; A cat has the power of seeing in the dark; He no longer has the power to walk.
2. strength, force or energy. muscle power; water-power; (also adjective) a power tool (=a tool operated by electricity etc. not by hand).
3. authority or control. political groups fighting for power; How much power does the Queen have?; I have him in my power at last
4. a right belonging to eg a person in authority. The police have the power of arrest.
5. a person with great authority or influence. He is quite a power in the town.
6. a strong and influential country. the Western powers.
7. the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself a given number of times. 2  2  2 or 23 is the third power of 2, or 2 to the power of 3.
ˈpowered adjective
supplied with mechanical power. The machine is powered by electricity; an electrically-powered machine.
ˈpowerful adjective
having great strength, influence etc. a powerful engine; He's powerful in local politics.
ˈpowerfully adverb
ˈpowerfulness noun
ˈpowerless adjective
having no power. The king was powerless to prevent the execution.
ˈpowerlessness noun
power cut/failure
a break in the electricity supply. We had a power cut last night.
ˌpower-ˈdriven adjective
worked by electricity or other mechanical means, not by hand.
power point
a socket on a wall etc into which an electric plug can be fitted.
power station
a building where electricity is produced.
be in power
(of a political party) to be the governing party.