Antonyms for impotence

Grammar : Noun
Spell : im-puh-tuh ns
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪm pə təns

Definition of impotence

Origin :
  • early 15c., "physical weakness," also "poverty," from Middle French impotence "weakness," from Latin impotentia "lack of control or power," from impotentem (nominative impotens); see impotent. In reference to a want of (male) sexual potency, from c.1500. The figurative senses of the word in Latin were "violence, fury, unbridled passion." Related: Impotency.
  • noun sterility
  • noun weakness
Example sentences :
  • Madden quivered at his impotence to put his hand on the thief in the crowd.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • I had not then been a monument of impotence and misery for the world to gaze at.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • If you would be delivered from your impotence—oh, fear not to say, “I will, I will!”
  • Extract from : « The Ministry of Intercession » by Andrew Murray
  • Mr. Bentham sighed, as though his impotence were a matter of sincere regret to him.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • This shows the impotence of any person who tries to prevent such infamies.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • Whether it was in them impotence or judgment, it is not for me to decide.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painters Volume I (of V) » by John Ruskin
  • She did this, she was obliged to do it, to prevent the feeling of impotence from overwhelming her.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • It's they that we shall have to reduce to impotence if they persist in betraying the country!
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • But her captor's hold was not even shaken, and he laughed at the impotence of her attempt.
  • Extract from : « Hooking Watermelons » by Edward Bellamy
  • It admits their impotence to vanquish the loyal forces in open battle.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman

Synonyms for impotence

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