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1. impotence

noun. ['ˈɪmpətəns'] the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble.

Synonyms

  • ineffectiveness
  • paper tiger
  • quality
  • impotency
  • weakness
  • unpersuasiveness
  • voicelessness
  • ineffectuality
  • ineffectualness
  • impuissance
  • uninterestingness
  • helplessness

Antonyms

  • interestingness
  • persuasiveness
  • effectiveness
  • powerfulness

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Rhymes with Impotence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

Sentences with impotence


1. Noun, singular or mass
But in Illinois, the inability to have children is included in the definition of impotence.

Quotes about impotence


1. The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

2. We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Joseph Roux

3. For a long time now a hint of aversion had lain on everything he did and experienced, a shadow of impotence and loneliness, an all-encompassing distaste for which he could not find the complementary inclination. He felt at times as though he had been born with a talent for which there was at present no objective.
- Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1

2. impotence

noun. ['ˈɪmpətəns'] an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate.

Synonyms

  • impotency
  • sterility
  • infertility
  • male erecticle dysfunction
  • ED

Antonyms

  • fertility
  • potence
  • efficacy
  • wholesomeness
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