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1. potency

noun. ['ˈpoʊtənsi'] the power or right to give orders or make decisions.

Synonyms

  • say-so
  • authority
  • muscle
  • control
  • imperium
  • power of appointment
  • carte blanche
  • lordship
  • sovereignty
  • dominance
  • authorisation
  • command

Antonyms

  • certain
  • uncertain
  • sure
  • unsure

Etymology

  • potentia (Latin)
  • potens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Potency

  • absorbency
  • accountancy
  • agency
  • ascendancy
  • ascendency
  • bouncy
  • buoyancy
  • chancey
  • chancy
  • chauncey
  • chauncy
  • clancey
  • clancy
  • clemency
  • cogency
  • competency
  • complacency
  • conservancy
  • consistency
  • constancy

Example sentences of the word potency


1. Noun, singular or mass
They rate the smell from 1 to 9 depending on its potency.

Quotes containing the word potency


1. For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
- John Milton, Areopagitica

2. Words are magic. They have the power to hurt and to heal, and even withholding them has the power to hurt and to heal. What else has as much potency in its absence and can do without doing? What I mean is, even when you don’t say anything, you are communicating as effectively as if you’d spoken.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. potency

noun. ['ˈpoʊtənsi'] capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects.

Synonyms

  • potent
  • stiff
  • impotent
  • strong
  • effectiveness
  • strength
  • powerfulness

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • impotent
  • disenfranchisement
  • authorized

Etymology

  • potentia (Latin)
  • potens (Latin)

3. potency

noun. ['ˈpoʊtənsi'] the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • potence
  • physiological condition
  • physiological state

Antonyms

  • impotency
  • uncertainty
  • inactivity
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • potentia (Latin)
  • potens (Latin)

4. potency

noun. ['ˈpoʊtənsi'] the inherent capacity for coming into being.

Synonyms

  • chance
  • prospect
  • possibility
  • latency
  • potential
  • possible
  • possibleness

Antonyms

  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • potentia (Latin)
  • potens (Latin)
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