1 energetic, mighty, potent, robust, stalwart, strapping, strong, sturdy, vigorous
2 authoritative, commanding, controlling, dominant, influential, prevailing, puissant, sovereign, supreme
3 cogent, compelling, convincing, effective, effectual, forceful, forcible, impressive, persuasive, striking, telling, weighty
almighty, omnipotent, supreme
helpless, impotent, powerless
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1 adj A powerful person or organization is able to control or influence people and events.
You're a powerful man<endash>people will listen to you., ...Russia and India, two large, powerful countries.
2 adj You say that someone's body is powerful when it is physically strong.
Hans flexed his powerful muscles...
powerfully adv ADV with v
He is described as a strong, powerfully-built man of 60...
3 adj A powerful machine or substance is effective because it is very strong.
usu ADJ n
...powerful computer systems..., Alcohol is also a powerful and fast-acting drug.
powerfully adv ADV adj
Crack is a much cheaper, smokable form of cocaine which is powerfully addictive.
4 adj A powerful smell is very strong.
usu ADJ n
There was a powerful smell of stale beer.
powerfully adv ADV after v
The railway station smelt powerfully of cats and drains.
5 adj A powerful voice is loud and can be heard from a long way away.
At that moment Mrs. Jones's powerful voice interrupted them, announcing a visitor.
6 adj You describe a piece of writing, speech, or work of art as powerful when it has a strong effect on people's feelings or beliefs. ...Bleasdale's powerful 11-part drama about a corrupt city leader.
powerfully adv ADV -ed, ADV after v It's a play<endash>painful, funny and powerfully acted.
An all-powerful person or organization has the power to do anything they want. adj
...the all-powerful labour unions.
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