'paʊə(r)lɪsnɪs n. weakness, impotence, helplessness

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  • powerlessness — index disability (physical inability), fault (weakness), impotence, impuissance, inability, inefficacy, insentience …   Law dictionary

  • powerlessness — powerless ► ADJECTIVE ▪ without ability, influence, or power. DERIVATIVES powerlessly adverb powerlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Powerlessness — Powerless Pow er*less, a. Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect. {Pow er*less*ly}, adv. {Pow er*less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • powerlessness — noun see powerless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • powerlessness — See powerlessly. * * * …   Universalium

  • powerlessness — noun The state or character of being powerless; absence or lack of power. Syn: impotence …   Wiktionary

  • powerlessness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Lack of ability or capacity: inability, incapability, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency. See ABILITY. 2. The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything: helplessness, impotence …   English dictionary for students

  • powerlessness — pow·er·less·ness …   English syllables

  • powerlessness — See: powerless …   English dictionary

  • powerlessness — noun the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble • Syn: ↑impotence, ↑impotency • Ant: ↑power, ↑powerfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑impotent ( …   Useful english dictionary

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