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powerless

adjective uk   /ˈpaʊə.ləs/  us   /ˈpaʊ.ɚ-/
having no power: The villagers are powerless against the armed invaders. The police seem to be powerless (= unable) to prevent these attacks.
powerlessness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
A significant cause of stress in the workplace is a sense of powerlessness and lack of control.
Translations of “powerless”
in Korean 무력한…
in Arabic ضَعيف, بِلا نُفوذ…
in Portuguese impotente…
in Catalan sense poder, impotent…
in Japanese 無力な…
in Italian impotente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無力量的, 無權力的…
in Russian бессильный, беспомощный…
in Turkish güçsüz, kuvvetsiz, etkisiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无力量的, 无权力的…
in Polish bezsilny…
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