Adjective "Powerful" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈpaʊəf(ə)l//ˈpaʊəfʊl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having great power or strength.
  1. 'computers are now more compact and powerful'
  2. 'Studies are accumulating that the pizza herb, oregano, is a powerful antioxidant.'
  3. 'Women may live longer than men because they have a more powerful immune system, it was reported yesterday.'
  4. 'Scientific and technical progress of the latter half of the twentieth century made them extremely powerful.'
  5. 'She sounds invulnerable, not because she's powerful but because she's so darned nice.'
  6. 'But Alistair Brown lunged to his right to turn the powerful header round the post.'
  7. 'Tip #4: Food is a powerful motivator when it comes to dog training.'
  8. 'However they are very powerful tools for company identification in the mind of users.'
  9. 'He went after powerful mages himself, and my father was one of them.'
  10. 'He's big and powerful and a strong boy: the last thing you want is to be in his way when he is running at you.'
  11. 'I felt oddly powerful, and threw myself into my stretches with impressive enthusiasm.'
  12. 'A quarter of a century on, the clergyman remains a powerful and influential figure even in death.'
  13. 'It has fed and sheltered me, and is powerful enough to influence the direction of my art.'
  14. 'At long last, someone had beaten the powerful development lobby at City Hall.'
  15. 'Labour MPs and the powerful anti-hunt lobby are not really concerned about the fox.'
  16. 'And the men controlling the most powerful countries in the world ought to be ashamed.'
  17. 'Despite notching up just one small and one big hit, he has exerted a powerful influence on Scottish pop.'
  18. 'Newspapers and magazines were equally powerful cultural influences on public opinion.'
  19. 'It has made it far harder for determined and powerful figures to control how people see events and that can only be a good thing.'
  20. 'She then went to work for one of the most powerful, influential billionaires on the planet.'
  21. 'Westin was now quite convinced that his country was the most powerful in the world.'
  22. 'his photomontages are powerful anti-war images'
  23. 'But in the literary sphere it can generate quite powerful effects and exert a strong appeal.'
  24. 'It's sometimes I think the best analogy for a koan is a painting that has a powerful effect on you.'
  25. 'His lyrics are powerful and emotive and come wrapped in lovely melodies.'
  26. 'How many other tv shows around today have such a powerful and predominately female cast?'
  27. 'But words can be an incredibly powerful tool.'
  28. 'His speech when launching his campaign for the Tory leadership was a powerful anti-war polemic.'
  29. 'Her voice is calming and almost hypnotic at times, and really strong and powerful at others.'
  30. 'When this is done well - and it hardly ever is - it can be immensely powerful.'

adverb

Very.

    Definitions

    1. having or exerting great power or force.

    2. physically strong, as a person: a large, powerful athlete.

    3. producing great physical effects, as a machine or a blow.

    4. potent; efficacious: a powerful drug.

    5. having great effectiveness, as a speech, speaker, description, reason, etc.

    6. having great power, authority, or influence; mighty: a powerful nation.

    7. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. great in number or amount: a powerful lot of money.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "systems can be powerful as lines."

    "serves can be powerful on dates."

    "motives can be powerful with recruits."

    "dates can be powerful in/at/on times."

    "yogas can be powerful as paths."

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