Powerful Synonyms and Antonyms

pou'ər-fəl

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Synonyms for Powerful

(Informal) Excellent, extremely good.
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Not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued; unyielding; unconquerable
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Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.
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(Genetics) Designating or relating to that one of any pair of allelic hereditary factors which, when both are present in the germ plasm, dominates over the other and appears in the organism
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The definition of influential is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.
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Brave; valiant
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Of unusual size, power, or difficulty.
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Strong and healthy; robust:
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The definition of ruthless is someone without compassion or who doesn't show mercy.
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That rules; predominant; chief; reigning; controlling.
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(Idiomatic) When one is controlling a machine, or a situation, or an activity. Similar to in charge, but one person can be officially in charge, while another person is, in fact, in control.
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Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lion.
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Having the palm upward. Used of the hand.
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Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
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The definition of effectual is someone or something that is doing what it was intended to do, or has legal force.
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Causing one to feel sure or to believe or agree; persuading as by evidence; cogent
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The definition of cogent is something that is convincing or believable.
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Based on competent authority; reliable because coming from one who is an expert or properly qualified
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Superior in strength, influence, or effect
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Tending to give commands, authoritarian.
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Stout means bulky in figure or shape.
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The definition of severe is someone or something that is very serious, harsh or critical.
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Extreme in effect; severe or radical:
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The definition of intense is to a high degree, or a strong emotion.
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(Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
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Active or dynamic:
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(Biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the loosely attached anthers of certain flowers.
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Existing in fact; actual:
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Difficult to endure; causing hardship or suffering:
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Of considerable weight; heavy.
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Wielding power
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(Informal) Forceful, aggressive, boldly frank, etc.
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The definition of potent is something or someone with great power, authority or effect.
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(Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
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Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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The definition of brawny is being strong and muscular.
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Very good.
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(Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
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Beyond what is possible for a human being.
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Drivingly forceful:
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The definition of forceful is someone or something that is strong and powerful.
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Superlative form of high: most high
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Wielding power
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Able to be forced.
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Of, relating to, or being a type of Christianity that emphasizes personal religious experience and divinely inspired powers, as of healing, prophecy, and the gift of tongues.
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Extremely loud:
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Having much weight; very heavy; ponderous
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strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
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The definition of able is to have the skills or strength to do a task.
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Having absolute power; all-powerful:
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The definition of invincible is someone or something that cannot be harmed or that is too powerful to be destroyed.
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(Obsolete) Powerful in battle.
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Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
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Having well-developed muscles:
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That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming.
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Believing in, relating to, characterized by, or enforcing unquestioning obedience to authority, as that of a dictator, rather than individual freedom of judgment and action
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Wielding power
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Producing or capable of producing the desired effect; having the intended result; effective
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(Psychology) Being inactive and submissive in a relationship, especially in a sexual one.
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Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm:
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Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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Wielding power
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Antonyms for Powerful

(Physics) One of the four fundamental forces associated with nuclear decay.
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(Law) Not legally qualified, as testimony that does not meet the standards for admissibility or a juror whose personal interest in the outcome of the case does not allow him or her to serve.
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Incapable of sexual intercourse, often because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.
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Not capable (of doing something); unable.
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Lacking strength or power; helpless and totally ineffectual.
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Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
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Not able; lacking a certain ability.
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Words Related to Powerful

(Grammar) Inflecting in a different manner than the one called weak, such as Germanic verbs which change vowels.
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The definition of predominant is the most common or having authority or influence over others.
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Having or exercising influence
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The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
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Of great significance; momentous:
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