powerless

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adjective pow·er·less \-ləs\

Definition of powerless

  1. 1 :  devoid of strength or resources <powerless victims>

  2. 2 :  lacking the authority or capacity to act <was powerless to help>

powerlessly

adverb

powerlessness

noun

Examples of powerless in a sentence

  1. <I wish I could help you, but I am powerless in this situation.>

15th Century

First Known Use of powerless

15th century


POWERLESS Defined for English Language Learners

powerless

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adjective pow·er·less \-ləs\

Definition of powerless for English Language Learners

  • : having no power : unable to do something or to stop something


POWERLESS Defined for Kids

powerless

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adjective pow·er·less \ˈpau̇-ər-ləs\

Definition of powerless for Students

  1. :  without power, strength, authority, or influence <He was powerless to stop them.>



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