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Definition 1: the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for impotence in the sense of this definition

(impotence is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of impotence ) powerlessness revealed by an inability to act

"in spite of their weakness the group remains active"

(... is a kind of impotence ) inability to persuade

(... is a kind of impotence ) inability to capture or hold one's interest

(... is a kind of impotence ) having no voice in the management or control of affairs

"the voicelessness of those who live in situations of hopelessness"

(... is a kind of impotence ) the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual

"he reminded Mao that the paper tiger had nuclear teeth"

(... is a kind of impotence ) lacking the power to be effective

Definition 2: an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for impotence in the sense of this definition

(impotence is a kind of ...) the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate

(... is a kind of impotence ) impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis

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