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Synonyms for powerfulˈpaʊ ər fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerful(adj)

    having great power or force or potency or effect

    "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"

    herculean, hefty, knock-down(a), potent, muscular, brawny, sinewy

    weak, low-powered, helpless, powerless, feeble, uninfluential, nerveless, incapacitated, subhuman

  2. knock-down(a), powerful(adj)

    strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

    "a knock-down blow"

    nerveless, feeble, uninfluential, helpless, weak, subhuman, powerless, incapacitated, low-powered

  3. potent, powerful(adj)

    having great influence

    muscular, potent, hefty, stiff, brawny, herculean, virile, sinewy, powerful, strong, knock-down(a)

    subhuman, low-powered, powerless, feeble, weak, uninfluential, nerveless, helpless, incapacitated

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy(adj)

    (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"

    brawny, potent, powerful, unchewable, sizable, sizeable, stringy, hefty, fibrous, healthy, mesomorphic, tendinous, respectable, sinewy, knock-down(a), goodly, goodish, herculean, muscular, tidy

    feeble, weak, uninfluential, subhuman, incapacitated, helpless, nerveless, powerless, low-powered

  5. herculean, powerful(adverb)

    displaying superhuman strength or power

    "herculean exertions"

    potent, muscular, hefty, brawny, herculean, sinewy, powerful, knock-down(a)

    weak, incapacitated, powerless, feeble, nerveless, helpless, subhuman, uninfluential, low-powered

  6. mighty, mightily, powerful, right(adverb)

    (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

    "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily"

    properly, the right way, correctly, in good order, decently, justly, flop, right, mighty, mightily, powerful, right on, aright, decent

    incapacitated, uninfluential, nerveless, powerless, weak, feeble, low-powered, subhuman, helpless


  1. powerful(adjective)


  2. powerful(adjective)

    Having, or capable of exerting power, potency or influence.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. powerful(a.)

    mighty, potent, active, forcible, puissant, potential

  2. powerful(a.)

    vigorous, robust, sturdy, strong, able-bodied

  3. powerful(a.)

    efficacious, effective, cogent, valid

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List of paraphrases:

potent, strong, mighty, influential, forceful, robust, vigorous, effective, powerfui, loud, fort, solid

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