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synonyms for powerful

  • all-powerful
  • authoritative
  • capable
  • compelling
  • dominant
  • dynamic
  • energetic
  • forceful
  • impressive
  • influential
  • mighty
  • persuasive
  • potent
  • robust
  • vigorous
  • able
  • almighty
  • authoritarian
  • big-wheel
  • cogent
  • commanding
  • competent
  • controlling
  • convincing
  • effectual
  • efficacious
  • forcible
  • in control
  • in the saddle
  • omnipotent
  • overruling
  • paramount
  • preeminent
  • prevailing
  • puissant
  • ruling
  • sovereign
  • stalwart
  • strapping
  • strengthy
  • sturdy
  • supreme
  • telling
  • upper hand
  • weighty
  • wicked
  • wieldy
See also synonyms for: powerfully / powerfulness
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antonyms for powerful

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  • idle
  • impotent
  • inactive
  • incapable
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • insignificant
  • lethargic
  • unimportant
  • weak
  • unable
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Then I carefully opened the trap and watched as the mole used its powerful front legs—as if doing a breaststroke—to burrow down into the leaves and dirt, disappearing in only a few seconds.
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Slowing or stopping that nasal invasion might ultimately be powerful enough to change the course of the pandemic, some scientists suspect.
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In principle, corporations can commit to purposes beyond profit and their stakeholders, but only if their powerful investors allow them to do so.
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They’ve even enlisted biology’s most powerful theory, Darwinian evolution, in the search.
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Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
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European tobacco is lacking in flavor and is less powerful than the tobacco of America.
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