powerful Definition

  • 1having great strength or force
  • 2having a strong effect on someone or something
  • 3having great authority or control

Using powerful: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "powerful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The hurricane was a powerful force that caused widespread destruction.

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    Her speech had a powerful impact on the audience.

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    He is one of the most powerful people in the world.

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    The medicine is very powerful and should be used with caution.

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    She has a powerful voice that can fill a room.

powerful Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for powerful

Phrases with powerful

  • a forceful hit or strike


    The boxer delivered a powerful blow to his opponent's jaw.

  • a means of achieving a desired result with great effectiveness


    Social media can be a powerful tool for businesses to reach their customers.

  • a strong and distinct smell


    The flowers emitted a powerful scent that filled the room.


Summary: powerful in Brief

The term 'powerful' [ˈpaʊəf(ə)l] describes something or someone with great strength, force, or authority. It can refer to physical strength, as in 'a powerful blow,' or to the effectiveness of something, as in 'a powerful tool.' 'Powerful' can also describe a person who has great influence or control, as in 'He is one of the most powerful people in the world.'

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