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im·po·tence

 (ĭm′pə-təns) also im·po·ten·cy (-tən-sē)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being impotent.

impotency

1. a condition of reduced or absent power; weakness.
2. a complete failure of sexual power, especially in the male. Also called impotence, impotentness. — impotent, adj.
See also: Strength and Weakness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impotency - the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
helplessness, impuissance, weakness - powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"
unpersuasiveness - inability to persuade
uninterestingness - inability to capture or hold one's interest
voicelessness - having no voice in the management or control of affairs; "the voicelessness of those who live in situations of hopelessness"
paper tiger - the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual; "he reminded Mao that the paper tiger had nuclear teeth"
ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness - lacking the power to be effective
2.impotency - an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate
ED, erectile dysfunction, male erecticle dysfunction - impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
infertility, sterility - the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
potence, potency - the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
Translations

im·po·tence

, impotency
n. impotencia, incapacidad de tener o mantener una erección.
References in classic literature ?
Endeavoring, then, to collect his ideas, he prepared to perform that species of incantation, and those uncouth rites, under which the Indian conjurers are accustomed to conceal their ignorance and impotency.
I revered our theology, and aspired as much as any one to reach heaven: but being given assuredly to understand that the way is not less open to the most ignorant than to the most learned, and that the revealed truths which lead to heaven are above our comprehension, I did not presume to subject them to the impotency of my reason; and I thought that in order competently to undertake their examination, there was need of some special help from heaven, and of being more than man.
Would they not act with more consistency, in urging the establishment of the latter, as no less necessary to guard the Union against the future powers and resources of a body constructed like the existing Congress, than to save it from the dangers threatened by the present impotency of that Assembly?
His impotency appeared to him, and made his rage into that of a driven beast.
First Born," I cried, turning to those who stood within the chamber, "you have seen to-day the impotency of Issus--the gods are impotent.
His impulse to break up the constraint was chilled, and once more the exasperating sense of his own impotency returned to him.
And Ponta was like a madman, raging because of his impotency in the face of his helpless and all but vanquished foe.
He was a quick and powerful reasoner; and a moment's reflection sufficed to remind him of the impotency of his rage.
For all the reactions that the UN, the US or any other country made at that time condemning the killing, the fact is that the incident reflected the collective impotency of the world, nay their selective action when it comes to dealing with any situation like that.
The spider is the world's deadliest but its venom is being tested as a potential impotency cure.
While Uber failed in adhering to due diligence with regard to employee screening, the impotency of the central database for criminals has also been illustrated.
Elist has published books, including 'Put Impotency In Your Past', and is acknowledged by the U.