• (GA) IPA: /ˈpaʊɚləs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpaʊələs/


  1. Lacking sufficient power or strength.
    I admit that I am powerless over my hatred towards white people in ways that I am unable to recognize fully, both at this time and in the past.
  2. Lacking legal authority.
    The traffic warden was powerless to stop me driving away.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • German: machtlos
  • Russian: безвла́стный

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