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powerless
American English: /ˈpaʊ(ə)rləs/
British English: /ˈpaʊəlɪs/

adjective

  • we are completely powerless
    no podemos hacer nada en absoluto
    I felt completely powerless
    me sentí totalmente impotente
    they were powerless to prevent the violence
    no pudieron hacer nada para impedir la violencia
    Example sentences
    • These could be extremely damaging to local economies, which felt powerless to influence them.
    • I had my every move recorded and felt powerless to stop the intimidation.
    • They probably want to force their own ideas on a general public that is deemed powerless to stop them.

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