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Definitions for impuissance
im·puis·sance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helplessness, weakness, impuissancenoun

    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act

    "in spite of their weakness the group remains active"

Wiktionary

  1. impuissancenoun

    Impotence, weakness.

  2. Etymology: From impuissance.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Impuissancenoun

    Impotence; inability; weakness; feebleness.

    Etymology: French.

    As he would not trust Ferdinando and Maximilian for supports of war, so the impuissance of the one, and the double proceeding of the other, lay fair for him for occasions to accept of peace. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

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  1. impuissance

    Impuissance is a state of weakness or a lack of power, strength, or ability. It often refers to an inability to perform a task or a lack of effectiveness in a certain area. It can also refer to powerlessness or helplessness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impuissancenoun

    lack of power; inability

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. impuissance.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impuissance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impuissance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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