- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
- effective, potent, powerful, puissant
- similar words:
- feeble, ineffective, powerless, sterile, weak
||of a male, unable to have an erection of the penis.
It was not his age, but the side effect of a drug that caused him to be impotent.
||of a male, sterile.
As the husband was impotent, the couple were unable to have children.
||barren, futile, limp, useless
The word impotent
contains the following parts:
that means not, without
More about this word part:
The prefix im-2
occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2
used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2
that means able; power