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puissant

[ pyoo-uh-suh nt, pyoo-is-uh nt, pwis-uh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF puissant

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Perhaps the wise and puissant of the future were to germinate there.

She was the wife of the puissant Secretary of State, the mistress of the King.

We came at night, just as now, upon this castle of its most noble and puissant lord.

Not the least common or puissant of these was the healing of the sick.

The most puissant pen is powerless, the brightest colour too cold.

For he deemed a lady so much sought after must needs be a puissant dame.

Also the style is worth the labour,—puissant, compact, and melodious.

Mr. Puissant has charge of the dairy, and he performs his work well.

Be puissant as your ancestors of old, the heroes—proud, pitiless, and haughty.

His spirit was puissant, elemental, his activity irresistible.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French puissant "strong, mighty, powerful," earlier poissant (12c.), from stem of Old French poeir "to be able" (see power (n.)). Related: Puissantly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PUISSANT

almighty

adjectivehaving complete power, control
  • absolute
  • all-powerful
  • invincible
  • mighty
  • omnipotent
  • puissant
  • supreme
  • unlimited
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