Powerlessness



[pou-er-lis] /ˈpaʊ ər lɪs/

adjective
1.
unable to produce an effect:
a disease against which modern medicine is virtually powerless.
2.
lacking to act; helpless:
His legs crumpled, and he was powerless to rise.
/ˈpaʊəlɪs/
adjective
1.
without power or authority
adj.

early 15c., “lacking might or fortitude,” from power (n.) + -less. Related: Powerlessly; powerlessness.

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