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ˈɪm pə təntim·po·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impotent(adj)

    lacking power or ability

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

  2. impotent(adj)

    (of a male) unable to copulate

GCIDE

  1. Impotent(a.)

    (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. impotent(Adjective)

    Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.

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

  2. impotent(Adjective)

    Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless

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

  3. impotent(Adjective)

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

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

  4. impotent(Adjective)

    Sterile.

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

  5. impotent(Adjective)

    Lacking self-restraint.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impotent(adj)

    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. Impotent(adj)

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

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

  3. Impotent(adj)

    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. Impotent(noun)

    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. Edward Dahlberg:

    The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.

  2. 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.

  3. Luis Fernando Arias:

    Others like him feel impotent, powerless to solve the problems their people face, and have taken their own life.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    So they the Government go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.

  5. Paul Valéry:

    Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, and crowning injury inflicts upon him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself.

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