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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.powerlessness - 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
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
power, powerfulness - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

powerlessness

noun
1. Lack of ability or capacity:
2. The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything:
Translations
عَجْز، إنْعِدام القُوَّه
bezmocnost
magtesløshed
kraftleysi
güçsüzlük

powerlessness

[ˈpaʊəlɪsnɪs] Nimpotencia f

powerlessness

[ˈpaʊərləsnɪs] n (= impotence, helplessness) → impuissance f
a feeling of powerlessness → un sentiment d'impuissancepower line nligne f à haute tensionpower list nliste f des personnalités les plus influentespower lunch ndéjeuner m d'affaires (avec un ou des interlocuteurs influents)power of attorney nprocuration fpower pack nbloc m d'alimentationpower plant n (= building) → centrale f électrique nuclear power plantpower play power-play n
(in politics, business)jeu m de pouvoir, jeu m de pouvoirs
(SPORT)période f de supériorité numériquepower point n (British)prise f de courantpower sharing npartage m du pouvoirpower shower ndouche f à hydromassagepower station ncentrale f électrique nuclear power stationpower steering ndirection f assistéepower struggle nlutte f pour le pouvoirpower supply nalimentation f électriquepower surge nsurtension fpower tool noutil m électriquepower trio n (MUSIC)trio m électriquepower vacuum nvacance f du pouvoirpower walking nmarche f rapide

powerlessness

[ˈpaʊəlɪsnɪs] nimpotenza

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.