Puissant means powerful and in possession of authority, and is often used to describe the political power of someone, like a prince or president.

Said the English poet, historian, and arguably puissant scholar John Milton, “Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks.” Synonyms for this somewhat rarely used adjective include forcible, mighty, strong, steady, unyielding, and vigorous.

Definitions of puissant

adj powerful

having great power or force or potency or effect

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