Definitions for powerlessˈpaʊ ər lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pow•er•lessˈpaʊ ər lɪs(adj.)

  1. unable to produce an effect; ineffective.

  2. lacking power to act; helpless.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerless(adj)

    lacking power

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. powerless(adjective)ˈpaʊ ər lɪs

    having no power; = helpless

    We were powerless to help her.; feelings of powerlessness


  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

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having no power

The king was powerless to prevent the execution.

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