power-fully

powerful

[pou-er-fuhl]
adjective
1.
having or exerting great power or force.
2.
physically strong, as a person: a large, powerful athlete.
3.
producing great physical effects, as a machine or a blow.
4.
potent; efficacious: a powerful drug.
5.
having great effectiveness, as a speech, speaker, description, reason, etc.
6.
having great power, authority, or influence; mighty: a powerful nation.
7.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. great in number or amount: a powerful lot of money.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English powarfull. See power, -ful

powerfully, adverb
powerfulness, noun
overpowerful, adjective
overpowerfully, adverb
overpowerfulness, noun
quasi-powerful, adjective
quasi-powerfully, adverb
superpowerful, adjective
ultrapowerful, adjective
unpowerful, adjective


1. forceful, strong. Powerful, mighty, potent suggest great force or strength. Powerful suggests capability of exerting great force or overcoming strong resistance: a powerful machine like a bulldozer. Mighty now chiefly rhetorical, implies uncommon or overwhelming strength of power: a mighty army. Potent implies great natural or inherent power: a potent influence. 5. influential, convincing, forcible, cogent, effective.


1. weak.
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powerful (ˈpaʊəfʊl)
 
adj
1.  having great power, force, potency, or effect
2.  extremely effective or efficient in action: a powerful drug; a powerful lens
3.  dialect large or great: a powerful amount of trouble
 
adv
4.  dialect extremely; very: he ran powerful fast
 
'powerfully
 
adv
 
'powerfulness
 
n

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