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impuissant

[im-pyoo-uh-suh nt, im-pyoo-is-uh nt, im-pwis-uh nt] /ɪmˈpyu ə sənt, ˌɪm pyuˈɪs ənt, ɪmˈpwɪs ənt/
adjective
1.
lacking strength; feeble; weak.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Middle French; see im-2, puissant
Related forms
impuissance, noun
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  • To the extent that they are non-facts, they are equally impuissant.
  • The evidence was similarly impuissant to show intent.
  • The double-counting claim is, therefore, impuissant.
British Dictionary definitions for impuissant

impuissant

/ɪmˈpjuːɪsənt; ɪmˈpwiː-/
adjective
1.
powerless, ineffectual, feeble, or impotent
Derived Forms
impuissance, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French: powerless
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