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impotent

im·po·tent

impotent

 
pronunciation:
Im p tnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking strength, effectiveness, or capability.
He was popular and had charisma, but he proved to be an impotent leader.The city was impotent to avert the disaster.
antonyms:
effective, potent, powerful, puissant
similar words:
feeble, ineffective, powerless, sterile, weak
definition 2: of a male, sterile.
As the husband was impotent, the couple were unable to have children.
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derivation: impotently (adv.)
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