powerlessness

Definitions of powerlessness
  1. noun
    the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
    synonyms: impotence, impotency
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    Antonyms:
    power, powerfulness
    possession of controlling influence
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    helplessness, impuissance, weakness
    powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    unpersuasiveness
    inability to persuade
    uninterestingness
    inability to capture or hold one's interest
    voicelessness
    having no voice in the management or control of affairs
    paper tiger
    the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual
    ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness
    lacking the power to be effective
    banality, dullness
    the quality of lacking interestingness
    heaviness, ponderousness
    an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency
    inefficaciousness, inefficacy
    a lack of efficacy
    type of:
    quality
    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
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