Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking strength or power; helpless and totally ineffectual.
  • adj. Lacking legal or other authority.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking sufficient power or strength.
  • adj. Lacking legal authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lacking power; weak; impotent; unable to produce any effect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking power

Etymologies

From power +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.