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Definition 1: possession of controlling influence - [noun denoting attribute]

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

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

Synonyms for powerfulness in the sense of this definition

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

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc

"used her parents' influence to get the job"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) the power to repel

"she knew many repellents to his advances"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) power to direct or determine

"under control"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law

"courts having jurisdiction in this district"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) the power to use something or someone

"used all the resources at his disposal"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) controlling influence

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) complete power over a person or situation

"corporations have a stranglehold on the media" "the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

"the toxin's potency" "the strength of the drinks"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) superiority in power or influence

"the preponderance of good over evil" "the preponderance of wealth and power"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) power to influence or coerce

"the puissance of the labor vote"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty

"the strength of his argument settled the matter"

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) the quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist

(... is a kind of powerfulness ) the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)

"they said nothing of great interest" "primary colors can add interest to a room"

(... are attributes of powerfulness) having great power or force or potency or effect

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

(... are attributes of powerfulness) lacking power

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