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Definition 1: having great power or force or potency or effect - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where powerful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the most powerful government in western Europe
  • his powerful arms
  • a powerful bomb
  • the horse's powerful kick
  • powerful drugs
  • a powerful argument

(powerful is similar to ...) having or showing great strength or force or intensity

"struck a mighty blow" "the mighty logger Paul Bunyan" "the pen is mightier than the sword"

(powerful is similar to ...) exercising power or authority

(powerful is similar to ...) acting or functioning as a regent or ruler

"prince-regent"

(powerful is similar to ...) having unlimited power

(powerful is similar to ...) serving or intended to coerce

"authority is directional instead of coercive"

(powerful is similar to ...) driving or forcing

"compelling ambition"

(powerful is similar to ...) powerful

(powerful is similar to ...) having or suggesting great physical power or force

"the muscular and passionate Fifth Symphony"

(powerful is similar to ...) having or wielding force or authority

"providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

(means also ...) having strength or power greater than average or expected

"a strong radio signal" "strong medicine" "a strong man"

(means also ...) having a strong physiological or chemical effect

"a potent toxin" "potent liquor" "a potent cup of tea" "a stiff drink"

(means also ...) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

"an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

(... are attributes of powerful) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

Definition 2: (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where powerful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the baby is mighty cute
  • he's mighty tired
  • it is powerful humid
  • that boy is powerful big now
  • they have a right nice place
  • they rejoiced mightily

Synonyms for powerful in the sense of this definition

(powerful is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

Definition 3: having great influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for powerful in the sense of this definition

(powerful is similar to ...) having or exercising influence or power

"an influential newspaper" "influential leadership for peace"

Definition 4: displaying superhuman strength or power - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where powerful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • herculean exertions

Synonyms for powerful in the sense of this definition

(powerful is similar to ...) above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance

"superhuman beings" "superhuman strength" "soldiers driven mad by superhuman misery"

Definition 5: (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where powerful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hefty athlete
  • a muscular boxer
  • powerful arms

Synonyms for powerful in the sense of this definition

(powerful is similar to ...) having strength or power greater than average or expected

"a strong radio signal" "strong medicine" "a strong man"

Definition 6: strong enough to knock down or overwhelm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where powerful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a knock-down blow

Synonyms for powerful in the sense of this definition

(powerful is similar to ...) having strength or power greater than average or expected

"a strong radio signal" "strong medicine" "a strong man"

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