impuissance

impuissant

[im-pyoo-uh-suhnt, im-pyoo-is-uhnt, im-pwis-uhnt]
adjective
lacking strength; feeble; weak.

Origin:
1620–30; < Middle French; see im-2, puissant

impuissance, noun
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impuissant (ɪmˈpjuːɪsənt, ɪmˈpwiː-)
 
adj
powerless, ineffectual, feeble, or impotent
 
[C17: from French: powerless]
 
im'puissance
 
n

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