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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.

im•po•tence

(ˈɪm pə təns)

also im′po•ten•cy,



n.
the condition or quality of being impotent.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]

impotence

, sterility - Impotence is the male's inability to copulate or get an erection; sterility is the inability of either a male or female to procreate.
See also related terms for inability.

impotence

Inability to maintain an erection and so have sexual intercourse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impotence - 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.impotence - 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

impotence

impotence

noun
The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything:
Translations

impotence

[ˈɪmpətəns] N (gen) → impotencia f

impotence

[ˈɪmpətəns]
n
(= powerlessness) → impuissance f
(= sexual problem) → impuissance f
modif [drug, pill, treatment] → contre l'impuissance

impotence

n
(sexual) → Impotenz f
(fig)Schwäche f, → Machtlosigkeit f
(physical) → Schwäche f, → Kraftlosigkeit f

impotence

[ˈɪmpətns] n (frm) (Med) → impotenza

im·po·tence

, impotency
n. impotencia, incapacidad de tener o mantener una erección.

impotence

n (ant, sexual) disfunción f eréctil, impotencia (sexual)
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Pawley's main claim is that Thomson was a "neurotic in the classical Freudian sense of the word" (xiv), suffering from Oedipal complex and psychic impotence, whose poems are rhymed transcripts of his dreams, "written mainly for therapeutic purposes" (4).