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Meaning of “powerless” - Learner’s Dictionary

powerless

adjective     /ˈpaʊələs/
not able to control events: [+ to do sth] The police were powerless to stop the fighting.Weakness and vulnerability
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…
(Definition of powerless from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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