Definition of powerlessness:
- feebleness (part of speech: noun)
- weakness (part of speech: noun)
- impotence (part of speech: noun)
I confess that I am oftener impressed with the powerlessness of the press than otherwise, its slight influence in bringing about any reform, or in inducing the public to do what is for its own good and what it is disinclined to do.- "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
- "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.
He was familiar, too, with bleak rehearsals, hours of listless waiting for his little scenes; with his powerlessness to get into his simple words the particular intonation required by an overdriven producer.- "The Fortunate Youth", William J. Locke.