Definitions for powerlessˈpaʊ ər lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerless(adj)

    lacking power


  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


  1. Powerless (Say What You Want)

    "Powerless (Say What You Want)" is a pop song written by Nelly Furtado, Gerald Eaton and Brian West for Furtado's second studio album, Folklore. It contains a sample of Malcolm McLaren's "Buffalo Gals" which was written by Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn and Malcolm McLaren. It was produced by Furtado and Track & Field and was chosen to be the lead single from the album, released in December 2003. Banjo player Béla Fleck appears on the track.

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  1. Philippe Candeloro:

    It was already too late. We were powerless.

  2. Ronal Reagan, 20 March 1981:

    Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    One finger is powerless, but five form a fist.

  4. Hammurabi:

    The first duty of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful.”

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Despite billions of Sun, the universe is still in darkness! The wisdom of light is yet powerless!

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