[ om-nip-uh-tuhnt ]
/ ɒmˈnɪp ə tənt /


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


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 forms

om·nip·o·tent·ly, adverbun·om·nip·o·tent, adjectiveun·om·nip·o·tent·ly, adverb

Can be confused

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

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British Dictionary definitions for omnipotent


/ (ɒmˈnɪpətənt) /


having very great or unlimited power


the Omnipotent an epithet for God

Derived Forms

omnipotence, nounomnipotently, adverb

Word Origin for omnipotent

C14: via Old French from Latin omnipotens all-powerful, from omni- + potens, from posse to be able
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