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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 ?
At a little distance in advance stood Uncas, his whole person thrown powerfully into view.
His desk and private drawers, in a room contiguous to his bedchamber, had been ransacked; money and valuable articles were missing; there was a bloody hand-print on the old man's linen; and, by a powerfully welded chain of deductive evidence, the guilt of the robbery and apparent murder had been fixed on Clifford, then residing with his uncle in the House of the Seven Gables.
The spell survives, and just as powerfully as if the natal spot were an earthly paradise.
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.
There are some German words which are singularly and powerfully effective.
The interest with which she thus anticipated the party, was soon afterwards increased, more powerfully than pleasantly, by her hearing that the Miss Steeles were also to be at it.
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.
It is one of the noble instincts of women that nothing more powerfully rouses them to struggle with their own sorrow than the sight of a man's distress.
This had been so very noticeable, so very powerfully and naturally shown, that starers who had had no pity for him were touched by her; and the whisper went about, "Who are they?
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.
High features, naturally strong and powerfully expressive, had been burnt almost into Negro blackness by constant exposure to the tropical sun, and might, in their ordinary state, be said to slumber after the storm of passion had passed away; but the projection of the veins of the forehead, the readiness with which the upper lip and its thick black moustaches quivered upon the slightest emotion, plainly intimated that the tempest might be again and easily awakened.
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.