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1. powerlessness

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • interestingness
  • persuasiveness
  • effectiveness
  • powerfulness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • powerless (English)
  • -less (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Powerlessness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word powerlessness


1. Noun, singular or mass
This can often result in a feeling of powerlessness and sometimes resentment.

Quotes containing the word powerlessness


1. it’s that sense of powerlessness that destroyed my soul. i cannot be as good as i would like to be.nor as bad as i think i need to be.i think you have the same doubts that your goodness was not rewarded
- Paulo Coelho

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