Definition of impuissant in English:

impuissant

Line breaks: im|pu¦is|sant
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpjuːɪs(ə)nt
 
, -ˈpwiː-, -ˈpwɪs-/

adjective

literary
Unable to take effective action; powerless.

Origin

early 17th century: French, from im- 'not' + puissant 'powerful'.

Derivatives

impuissance

noun

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