What does powerless mean?

Definitions for powerlessˈpaʊ ər lɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word powerless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerless(adj)

    lacking power

Wiktionary

  1. powerless(Adjective)

    Lacking sufficient power or strength.

    You are powerless to stop me

  2. powerless(Adjective)

    Lacking legal authority.

    The traffic warden was powerless to stop me driving away.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Powerless(adj)

    destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of powerless in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of powerless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carlos Santos-Herrera:

    He was powerless. Completely powerless, the hospital would not recognize David as my partner -- only as a 'friend.'.

  2. Clive James:

    Television is simultaneously blamed, often by the same people, for worsening the world and for being powerless to change it.

  3. Paulo Freire:

    Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.

  5. Anne Hidalgo:

    How one dresses is very important, the garment is the presentation of ourselves to others. It's a world in which we have some authority. And by definition, women are considered as not having authority, as being powerless.

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