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

Synonyms for powerlessness in the sense of this definition

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

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

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

"in spite of their weakness the group remains active"

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

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

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

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

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

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