Definitions of powerfulness
  1. noun
    possession of controlling influence
    “his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade”
    synonyms: power
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    impotence, impotency, powerlessness
    the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
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    effectiveness, potency, strength
    capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    valence, valency
    (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
    valence, valency
    (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
    superiority in power or influence
    power to influence or coerce
    persuasiveness, strength
    the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty
    irresistibility, irresistibleness
    the quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist
    interest, interestingness
    the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
    chokehold, stranglehold, throttlehold
    complete power over a person or situation
    controlling influence
    a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    repellant, repellent
    the power to repel
    power to direct or determine
    jurisdiction, legal power
    (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
    the power to use something or someone
    discretion, free will
    the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
    the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
    effectiveness, effectivity, effectuality, effectualness
    power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    charisma, personal appeal, personal magnetism
    a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
    covalence, covalency
    valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share
    the power of argument or evidence to cause belief
    news, newsworthiness
    the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins
    the attribute of being of interest at the present time
    color, colour, vividness
    interest and variety and intensity
    the quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses
    dead hand, dead hand of the past, mortmain
    the oppressive influence of past events or decisions
    a powerful effect or influence
    grasp, grip
    an intellectual hold or understanding
    authorisation, authority, authorization, dominance, potency, say-so
    the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    control of a state or organization by large interest groups
    power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
    iron fist
    rigorous or ruthless control
    any means of control
    determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
    incisiveness, trenchancy
    keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
    efficaciousness, efficacy
    capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    line-item veto
    the power of a government executive to veto individual items in a bill without vetoing other parts of the bill
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    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
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