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"powerless" in British English

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powerlessadjective

uk   /ˈpaʊə.ləs/  us   /ˈpaʊ.ɚ/
powerlessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpaʊə.ləs.nəs/  us   /ˈpaʊ.ɚ.ləs.nəs/
A ​significantcause of ​stress in the ​workplace is a ​sense of powerlessness and ​lack of ​control.
(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 ​governmentseems powerless to do anything about the ​risingprice of ​oil.
(Definition of powerless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “powerless”
in Arabic ضَعيف, بِلا نُفوذ…
in Korean 무력한…
in Portuguese impotente…
in Catalan sense poder, impotent…
in Japanese 無力な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无力量的, 无权力的…
in Turkish güçsüz, kuvvetsiz, etkisiz…
in Russian бессильный, беспомощный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無力量的, 無權力的…
in Italian impotente…
in Polish bezsilny…
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