Related formspow·er·less·ly, adverbpow·er·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for powerlessness
Adding to the feeling of powerlessness for the woman is that Cosby is a beloved celebrity.
In our conversation, the terms “power” and “powerlessness” came up frequently.
For her part, Melissa shows the frustration and powerlessness of a woman devoted to a man she no longer understands – or trusts.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots|Nathan Bradley Bethea|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a thoroughly corrupt world, power may be the only interesting thing and powerlessness the only attractive thing.Daenerys Goes to Washington: The Modern Politics of ‘Game of Thrones’|Jedediah Purdy|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I understand the powerlessness, confusion, and sickening despair.
The outstanding proof of the artificiality of this civilization is its powerlessness to propagate.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
An odd sense of powerlessness had taken possession of her, and she knew it had become visible to him, for she saw his face alter.
Consider also how momentous is the powerlessness which incapacitates the wicked.The Consolation of Philosophy|Boethius
She was powerless—and very deep down within her there leaped a wild thing that rejoiced—that exulted—in her powerlessness.
It seemed to him that they were mocking him, laughing at his powerlessness.The Reign of Greed|Jose Rizal