omnipotent

[om-nip-uh-tuhnt]

adjective

almighty or infinite in power, as God.
having very great or unlimited authority or power.

noun

an omnipotent being.
the Omnipotent, God.

Origin of omnipotent

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin omnipotent- (stem of omnipotēns), equivalent to omni- omni- + potent- (see potent1)
Related formsom·nip·o·tent·ly, adverbun·om·nip·o·tent, adjectiveun·om·nip·o·tent·ly, adverb
Can be confusedomnipotent omniscient

Synonyms for omnipotent

Antonyms for omnipotent

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for omnipotent

Contemporary Examples of omnipotent

Historical Examples of omnipotent

  • Bonaparte's marshals are great men, who act under the guidance of an omnipotent master-spirit.

    Shirley

    Charlotte Bront

  • The children came to her as to an omnipotent and benign being.

    Emily Fox-Seton

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • But this grave, harsh mask of an omnipotent master concealed a boundless admiration for his son, who was his best work.

    Luna Benamor

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • He knew the temper and character of Alvarez, and he knew, too, that at this distant chateau he was omnipotent.

    The Free Rangers

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Another with scorn tells us that all life is a joke and we are the butts of the cruel will of an Omnipotent power.



British Dictionary definitions for omnipotent

omnipotent

adjective

having very great or unlimited power

noun

the Omnipotent an epithet for God
Derived Formsomnipotence, nounomnipotently, adverb

Word Origin for omnipotent

C14: via Old French from Latin omnipotens all-powerful, from omni- + potens, from posse to be able
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for omnipotent
adj.

early 14c., from Old French omnipotent "almighty, all-powerful" (11c.) or directly from Latin omnipotentem (nominative omnipotens) "all-powerful, almighty," from omnis "all" (see omni-) + potens (genitive potentis) "powerful" (see potent). Strictly only of God or a deity; general sense of "having absolute power or authority" is attested from 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper