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English adjective: powerful

1. powerful having great power or force or potency or effect


SamplesThe most powerful government in western Europe.
His powerful arms.
A powerful bomb.
The horse's powerful kick.
Powerful drugs.
A powerful argument.


Similarall-powerful, almighty, coercive, compelling, mighty, muscular, omnipotent, potent, puissant, regent, regnant, reigning, ruling, strong


See alsoeffective, effectual, efficacious, potent, stiff, strong, strong


Attributepower, powerfulness


Antonymspowerless

2. powerful strong enough to knock down or overwhelm


SamplesA knock-down blow.


Synonymsknock-down


Similarstrong


Antonymsweak

3. powerful having great influence


Synonymspotent


Similarinfluential


Antonymsuninfluential

4. powerful (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful


SamplesA hefty athlete.
A muscular boxer.
Powerful arms.


Synonymsbrawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy


Similarstrong


Antonymsweak

5. powerful displaying superhuman strength or power


SamplesHerculean exertions.


Synonymsherculean


Similarsuperhuman


Antonymssubhuman


English adverb: powerful

1. powerful (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree


SamplesThe baby is mighty cute.
He's mighty tired.
It is powerful humid.
That boy is powerful big now.
They have a right nice place.
They rejoiced mightily.


Synonymsmightily, mighty, right


Domain usageintensifier, intensive









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