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omnipotent

[om-nip-uh-tuh nt] /ɒmˈnɪp ə tənt/
adjective
1.
almighty or infinite in power, as God.
2.
having very great or unlimited authority or power.
noun
3.
an omnipotent being.
4.
the Omnipotent, God.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Latin omnipotent- (stem of omnipotēns), equivalent to omni- omni- + potent- (see potent1)
Related forms
omnipotently, adverb
unomnipotent, adjective
unomnipotently, adverb
Can be confused
omnipotent, omniscient.
Synonyms
2. powerful, mighty, supreme.
Antonyms
2. impotent, powerless, helpless.
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British Dictionary definitions for omnipotent

omnipotent

/ɒmˈnɪpətənt/
adjective
1.
having very great or unlimited power
noun
2.
the Omnipotent, an epithet for God
Derived Forms
omnipotence, noun
omnipotently, adverb
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin omnipotens all-powerful, from omni- + potens, from posse to be able
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Word Origin and History for omnipotent
adj.

early 14c., from Old French omnipotent "almighty, all-powerful" (11c.) or directly from Latin omnipotentem (nominative omnipotens) "all-powerful, almighty," from omnis "all" (see omni-) + potens (genitive potentis) "powerful" (see potent). Strictly only of God or a deity; general sense of "having absolute power or authority" is attested from 1590s.

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