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Adjective: powerful  paw(-u)r-ful
  1. Having great power, force, 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"
  2. Strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    "a powerful blow";
    - knock-down
  3. Having great influence
    - potent
  4. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
    "powerful arms";
    - brawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy, muscly
  5. Displaying superhuman strength or power
    "powerful exertions";
    - herculean
Adverb: powerful  paw(-u)r-ful
  1. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now";
    - mighty, mightily, right

See also: all-powerful, almighty, coercive, compelling, effective, effectual, efficacious, influential, mighty, muscular, omnipotent, potent, power, powerfulness, puissant [archaic], regent, regnant, reigning, ruling, stiff, strong, superhuman

Antonym: powerless

Encyclopedia: Powerful