- 1without power to control or to influence someone or something synonym helpless powerless minorities When the enemy attacked, we were completely powerless against them. As children we all feel powerless.
- 2 powerless to do something completely unable to do something I saw what was happening, but I was powerless to help. The embassy seemed powerless to intervene.
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noun [uncountable] a feeling/sense of powerlessness