Definition of omnipotent in English:

omnipotent

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Pronunciation: /ɒmˈnɪpət(ə)nt
 
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adjective

1(Of a deity) having unlimited power: God is described as omnipotent and benevolent
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  • With the emphatic repetition of this line at the end of the book, the image of the omnipotent deity has been exorcized from Vallejo's poetic imagery.
  • I say mythical because when synced with the narrative voice over, the illustrations spring to life as though spoken by an omnipotent deity.
  • Why can this omnipotent deity forgive AFTER being crucified but not BEFORE?
Synonyms
1.1Having great power and influence: an omnipotent sovereign
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  • We would submit the first has problems once one is setting up something which is intended not only to be omnipotent or sovereign but also to be permanently so.
  • Is the church merely updating its musical liturgy, or has it fallen victim to the nearly omnipotent power of popular culture?
  • How does such a system of brain-washing come into being without a cruel, omnipotent dictator?

Origin

Middle English (as a divine attribute): via Old French from Latin omnipotent- 'all-powerful'.

Derivatives

omnipotently

adverb
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  • I omnipotently took it upon myself to expel from the universe as we know it future specimens of well-fitted survivalist weeds.
  • But Sophokles does portray, I think, a Kreon who once had a different side to him but who now here, in Antigone, is thinking and behaving omnipotently.

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