What does impotent mean?

Definitions for impotent
ˈɪm pə təntim·po·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impotentadjective

    lacking power or ability

    "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent"- Freeman J.Dyson; "felt impotent rage"

  2. impotentadjective

    (of a male) unable to copulate

GCIDE

  1. Impotentadjective

    (Med.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren; specifically, in males: unable to achieve or sustain a penile erection.

    Etymology: [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful. See Potent.]

Wiktionary

  1. impotentadjective

    Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.

    Etymology: impotens, from in- (expresses negation) + potens.

  2. impotentadjective

    Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless

    Etymology: impotens, from in- (expresses negation) + potens.

  3. impotentadjective

    Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.

    Etymology: impotens, from in- (expresses negation) + potens.

  4. impotentadjective

    Sterile.

    Etymology: impotens, from in- (expresses negation) + potens.

  5. impotentadjective

    Lacking self-restraint.

    Etymology: impotens, from in- (expresses negation) + potens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impotentadjective

    not potent; wanting power, strength. or vigor. whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm

    Etymology: [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful. See Potent.]

  2. Impotentadjective

    wanting the power of self-restraint; incontrolled; ungovernable; violent

    Etymology: [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful. See Potent.]

  3. Impotentadjective

    wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren

    Etymology: [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful. See Potent.]

  4. Impotentnoun

    one who is imoitent

    Etymology: [F. impotent, L. impotens, -entis; pref. im- not + potens potent, powerful. See Potent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impotent

    im′po-tent, adj. powerless: without sexual power: wanting the power of self-restraint.—ns. Im′potence, Im′potency.—adv. Im′potently.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impotent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impotent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of impotent in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    They have been impotent in the face of the greatest threat that we have ever known -- one that we experienced first-hand here in El Paso a week ago Saturday, it's almost as if the bigger the lie, the more obvious the injustice, the more furious the pace of this bizarre behavior, the more incapable we are of seeing it and clearly naming it and acting against it.

  2. William E. Borah:

    Without an unfettered press, without liberty of speech, all of the outward forms and structures of free institutions are a sham, a pretense -- the sheerest mockery. If the press is not free; if speech is not independent and untrammeled; if the mind is shackled or made impotent through fear, it makes no difference under what form of government you live, you are a subject and not a citizen.

  3. Marc Polymeropoulos:

    A highly partisan new CIA chief would be seen with great suspicion in foreign capitals, thereby rendering our liaison partnerships close to impotent until the next administration, simply put, that puts America at great risk.

  4. Frantz Fanon:

    Fervor is the weapon of choice for the impotent.

  5. Ildefonso Jaimes:

    A macho man wants to hide his pain and not show his weakness and vulnerability, some men say they feel impotent and guilty for being unable to defend their family from rape and or attacks.

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    the act of catching an object with the hands
    • A. contempt
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