omnipotent


1om·nip·o·tent

adjective \äm-ˈni-pə-tənt\

: having complete or unlimited power

Full Definition of OMNIPOTENT

1
often capitalized :  almighty 1
2
:  having virtually unlimited authority or influence <an omnipotent ruler>
3
obsolete :  arrant
om·nip·o·tent·ly adverb

Examples of OMNIPOTENT

  1. <the nearly universal religious belief that God is omnipotent and omniscient>
  2. Rockefeller mostly left the uncertain task of drilling to thousands of independent producers, who then competed furiously to sell him crude oil at the cheapest possible price. As a result, he was loathed by the drillers, who saw him as an omnipotent deity shadowing their lives. —Ron Chernow, Vanity Fair, May 1998

Origin of OMNIPOTENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin omnipotent-, omnipotens, from omni- + potent-, potens potent
First Known Use: 14th century

2om·nip·o·tent

noun \äm-ˈni-pə-tənt\

Definition of OMNIPOTENT

1
:  one who has unlimited power or authority :  one who is omnipotent
2
capitalized :  god 1

Examples of OMNIPOTENT

  1. He pursued his own thoughts without heeding me. Jane! you think me, I daresay, an irreligious dog: but my heart swells with gratitude to the beneficent God of this earth just now. … I did wrong: I would have sullied my innocent flower—breathed guilt on its purity: the Omnipotent snatched it from me. —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, 1847

Origin of OMNIPOTENT

(see 1omnipotent)
First Known Use: 1600

Rhymes with OMNIPOTENT

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