English to Danish Meaning :: powerless

magtesløs, kraftløs
Powerless :
- magtesløsuden kraftafmagt

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Adjective(1) lacking power

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(1) League clubs appear powerless to stop their top stars leaving, but a decade ago, the boot was on the other foot.(2) These could be extremely damaging to local economies, which felt powerless to influence them.(3) Hundreds of people were kept awake in their beds by an all-night party because police were powerless to act.(4) He feels helpless and powerless to do anything to change things for the better.(5) If the developers decide to put the road on part of the track bed then the town council will be powerless to stop them.(6) The Government can control some areas of policy and are powerless to control others.(7) They do and we are powerless to stop it, like brittle ships fighting against waves during a storm.(8) This gradually ebbed as they seemed powerless to prevent their opponents decamping in their half.(9) Many residents, who have had all their tyres slashed, say police seem powerless to stop it.(10) They are laughing because, like us, they are powerless to dream up anything better to do.(11) He knew what was going to happen next, and the worse thing was, he was powerless to stop it.(12) They kept floating upwards and at first, even with my weight belt on, I was powerless to stop them.(13) British politicians think that we are powerless to resist the temptations of convenience food.(14) This is set to take place on December 19 and the board seems powerless to stop it.(15) I had my every move recorded and felt powerless to stop the intimidation.(16) They probably want to force their own ideas on a general public that is deemed powerless to stop them.
Related Words
(1) powerless ::
1. impotent ::
2. helpless ::
3. ineffectual ::
4. ineffective ::
5. useless ::
7. vulnerable ::
8. lame-duck ::
9. impuissant ::
1. mighty ::
2. potent ::
3. powerful ::
4. puissant ::
5. strong ::
Different Forms
powerless, powerlessly, powerlessness
Word Example from TV Shows

The best way to learn proper English is to read news report, and watch news on TV. Watching TV shows is a great way to learn casual English, slang words, understand culture reference and humor. If you have already watched these shows then you may recall the words used in the following dialogs.

He gave me a potion
that made me powerless to move or speak,

He gave me a potion that made me POWERLESS to move or speak,

Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 4

and I am powerless to take advantage of it.

and I am POWERLESS to take advantage of it.

Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 3

The power that moves
them is powerless here.

The power that moves them is POWERLESS here.

Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 10

Every one of us is poor and powerless.

Every one of us is poor and POWERLESS.

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2

A land where the powerful
do not prey on the powerless.

A land where the powerful do not prey on the POWERLESS.

Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 1

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