Meaning of “powerless” in the English Dictionary

"powerless" in British English

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powerlessadjective

uk /ˈpaʊə.ləs/ us /ˈpaʊ.ɚ/

(Definition of “powerless” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"powerless" in American English

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powerlessadjective

us /ˈpɑʊ·ər·ləs/

powerless adjective (CONTROL)

without the power to do something or to prevent something from happening:

[ + to infinitive ] The government seems powerless to do anything about the rising price of oil.

(Definition of “powerless” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)