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  Definition of Powerful
  1. displaying superhuman strength or power; "herculean exertions"
  2. 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"
  3. having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments"
  4. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"
  5. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; "a knock-down blow"
  6. (Southern regional intensive) very; "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"
Similar Words: herculean, cogent, potent, brawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy, knock-down(a), mighty, right

 

See Also: effective, effectual, efficacious, potent, strong

 

Attributes: power, powerfulness

 

 
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