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powerful

pow·er·ful

powerful

 
 
pronunciation:
paU r fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: possessing or capable of exerting power or force.
Race cars have powerful engines.As hers was the deciding vote, she was in a powerful position.Only a powerful leader can bring about the needed reforms.
synonyms:
forceful, potent, puissant, strong
antonyms:
impotent, powerless, weak
similar words:
able, authoritative, drastic, dynamic, high, impulsive, influential, mighty, solid, substantial, vigorous
definition 2: having great physical strength.
With training, he had become a powerful athlete.
synonyms:
iron, mighty, strong
antonyms:
weak
similar words:
brawny, husky, invulnerable, potent, rugged, stalwart, staunch
definition 3: having a strong effect.
There is now a powerful medicine to combat the disease.
synonyms:
potent, strong
similar words:
drastic, effective, forceful, formidable, heavy, intense
definition 4: greatly effective in moving the emotions or stimulating the mind.
The audience was moved by the powerful piece of music.
synonyms:
moving, potent, strong, touching
antonyms:
weak
similar words:
expressive, forceful, overwhelming
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derivations: powerfully (adv.), powerfulness (n.)
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feeling powerful
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