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pow·er·ful

 (pou′ər-fəl)
adj.
1. Having or capable of exerting power.
2. Effective or potent: a powerful drug.
3. Chiefly Upper Southern US Great: "[Everybody had] a powerful lot to say about faith and good works and free grace ... and I don't know what all" (Mark Twain).
adv. Chiefly Upper Southern US
Very: It was powerful humid.

pow′er·ful·ly adv.
pow′er·ful·ness n.
Our Living Language In the Upper Southern United States the words powerful and mighty are intensives used frequently in the same way as very: Your boy's grown powerful big. The new baby is mighty purty. Powerful is used as an adjective in some expressions: The storm did a powerful lot of harm. In the same dialect region the noun power has, in addition to its standard meaning, the sense of "a large number or amount." This sense appears in the Oxford English Dictionary as common in dialectal British English of the 1700s and 1800s: "It has done a power of work" (Charles Dickens). All these derivative senses of power and might take advantage of the notion of strength inherent in these nouns, making them natural intensives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.powerfully - in a powerful manner; "the federal government replaced the powerfully pro-settler Sir Godfrey Huggins with the even tougher and more determined ex-trade unionist"
2.powerfully - in a manner having a powerful influence; "Clytemnestra's ghost crying in the night for vengeance remained most potently in the audience's mind"

powerfully

adverb strongly, hard, vigorously, forcibly, forcefully, mightily, with might and main He shot powerfully from 20 yards and scored.

powerfully

adverb
With intense energy and force:
Idioms: hammer and tongs, tooth and nail, with might and main.
Translations
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powerfully

[ˈpaʊəfəlɪ] ADV [affect] → profundamente; [speak, argue, express] → de forma convincente; [hit, strike] → con fuerza
it smelled powerfully of sagetenía un fuerte olor a salvia
to be powerfully builtser fornido, ser de complexión fuerte

powerfully

[ˈpaʊərfʊli] adv
(= to a high degree) [affected, reinforced] → puissamment; [alcoholic, addictive] → puissamment; [effective] → puissamment
powerfully persuasive → d'une grande force de persuasion
(= with force) → avec force
He presented his arguments powerfully → Il présenta ses arguments avec force.
powerfully acted → puissamment interprété
(= strongly) powerfully flavoured → au parfum puissant
to smell powerfully of sth → dégager une puissante odeur de qchpowerfully built powerfully-built adjpuissamment bâti(e)power game njeu m de pouvoir, jeu m de pouvoirs

powerfully

adv
(= strongly) influencemächtig, gewaltig, stark; reinforcemassiv, gewaltig; movingmächtig, stark; eroticstark; a powerfully addictive drugeine stark Sucht erregende Droge; the room smelled powerfully of catsder Katzengeruch in dem Raum war überwältigend; powerfully builtkräftig gebaut
(fig) speakkraftvoll; describe, actmitreißend, kraftvoll; arguemassiv (inf); powerfully writtenmitreißend geschrieben; I was powerfully affected by the bookdas Buch hat mich mächtig (inf)or stark beeindruckt

powerfully

[ˈpaʊəfəlɪ] adv to be powerfully builtessere di costituzione robusta

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.
References in classic literature ?
So powerfully did the whole grim aspect of Ahab affect me, and the livid brand which streaked it, that for the first few moments I hardly noted that not a little of this overbearing grimness was owing to the barbaric white leg upon which he partly stood.
The amiable M'Kenrie, whose modesty as he afterwards assured us had been the only reason of his having so long concealed the violence of his affection for Janetta, on receiving this Billet flew on the wings of Love to Macdonald-Hall, and so powerfully pleaded his Attachment to her who inspired it, that after a few more private interveiws, Sophia and I experienced the satisfaction of seeing them depart for Gretna-Green, which they chose for the celebration of their Nuptials, in preference to any other place although it was at a considerable distance from Macdonald-Hall.
Finally, when the cabman, all top-heavy and bristling, had staggered off up the garden path, there emerged in a very leisurely way from the cab a big, powerfully built young man, with a bull pup under one arm and a pink sporting paper in his hand.
cried the youth, turning quickly to the place the other indicated; but when he saw the figure of Elizabeth bending toward him in an attitude that powerfully spoke terror, blended with reluctance to meet him in such a place, the shock deprived him of speech.
After darkly looking at his leg and me several times, he came closer to my tombstone, took me by both arms, and tilted me back as far as he could hold me; so that his eyes looked most powerfully down into mine, and mine looked most helplessly up into his.
If the case should only be, that he MIGHT lay it down, unless continued by a new choice, and if he should be desirous of being continued, his wishes, conspiring with his fears, would tend still more powerfully to corrupt his integrity, or debase his fortitude.
She gave it up just because it was so powerfully seductive.
Of course there can be no exact parallel between arts so different as architecture and poetic composition: But certainly in the poetry of our day also, though it has been in some instances powerfully initiative and original, there is great scholarship, a large comparative acquaintance with the poetic methods of earlier workmen, and a very subtle intelligence of their charm.
The body was powerfully developed and firmly fixed upon long legs.
And how strong they all are, how sound physically," thought Alexey Alexandrovitch, looking at the powerfully built gentleman of the bedchamber with his well-combed, perfumed whiskers, and at the red neck of the prince, pinched by his tight uniform.
demanded Cora, in a voice whose husky tones showed how powerfully natural horror struggled with her assumed firmness.
At the top of an extra page (quite a treasure, probably, when first lighted on) I was greatly amused to behold an excellent caricature of my friend Joseph, - rudely, yet powerfully sketched.