Definitions of powerfulness

n possession of controlling influence

“his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade”
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
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an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

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