Impotence

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Impotence->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ impotence
impotence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inability
inability
disability
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ disablement
disablement
impuissance
imbecility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ incapacity
incapacity
incapability
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inaptitude
inaptitude
ineptitude
incompetence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ indocility
indocility
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ invalidity
invalidity
disqualification
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inefficiency
inefficiency
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ telum imbelle
telum imbelle
brutum fulmen
blank
blank cartridge
flash in the pan
vox et proeterea nihil
dead letter
bit of waste paper
dummy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ Quaker gun
Quaker gun
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ inefficacy
inefficacy
&c.(inutility) 645
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ failure
failure
&c. 732
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ helplessness
helplessness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ prostration
prostration
paralysis
palsy
apoplexy
syncope
sideration|
deliquium|
collapse
exhaustion
softening of the brain
inanition
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ emasculation
emasculation
orchotomy
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ cripple
cripple
old woman
muff
mollycoddle
PARAG:Impotence->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be impotent
be impotent
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not have a leg to stand on
not have a leg to stand on
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou
vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou
=>(French)
vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents
=>(French)
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ collapse
collapse
faint
swoon
fall into a swoon
drop
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ go by the board
go by the board
end in smoke
&c.(fail) 732
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ render powerless
render powerless
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ deprive of power
deprive of power
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ disable
disable
disenable
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ disarm
disarm
incapacitate
disqualify
unfit
invalidate
deaden
cramp
tie the hands
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ double up
double up
prostrate
paralyze
muzzle
cripple
becripple
maim
lame
hamstring
draw the teeth of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ throttle
throttle
strangle
garrotte
garrote
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ ratten
ratten
silence
sprain
clip the wings of
put hors de combat
spike the guns
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ take the wind out of one's sails
take the wind out of one's sails
scotch the snake
put a spoke in one's wheel
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ break the neck
break the neck
break the back
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ unhinge
unhinge
unfit
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ put out of gear
put out of gear
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ unman
unman
unnerve
enervate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ emasculate
emasculate
castrate
geld
alter
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ shatter
shatter
exhaust
weaken
&c. 160
PARAG:Impotence->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ powerless
powerless
impotent
unable
incapable
incompetent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inefficient
inefficient
ineffective
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inept
inept
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unfit
unfit
unfitted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unqualified
unqualified
disqualified
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unendowed
unendowed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inapt
inapt
unapt
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ crippled
crippled
disabled
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ armless
armless
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ harmless
harmless
unarmed
weaponless
defenseless
sine ictu
unfortified
indefensible
vincible
pregnable
untenable
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ paralytic
paralytic
paralyzed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ palsied
palsied
imbecile
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ nerveless
nerveless
sinewless
marrowless
pithless
lustless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ emasculate
emasculate
disjointed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ out of joint
out of joint
out of gear
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ unnerved
unnerved
unhinged
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ water-logged
water-logged
on one's beam ends
rudderless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ laid on one's back
laid on one's back
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ done up
done up
dead beat
exhausted
shattered
demoralized
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ graveled
graveled
&c.(in difficulty) 704
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ helpless
helpless
unfriended
fatherless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ without a leg to stand on
without a leg to stand on
hors de combat
laid on the shelf
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ null and void
null and void
nugatory
inoperative
good for nothing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ ineffectual
ineffectual
&c.(failing) 732
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ inadequate
inadequate
&c. 640
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ inefficacious
inefficacious
&c.(useless) 645

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  • impotence — [ ɛ̃pɔtɑ̃s ] n. f. • v. 1265; lat. impotentia ♦ État d une personne impotente. ● impotence nom féminin (latin impotentia) État d un individu impotent. ● impotence (expressions) nom féminin (latin impotentia) Impotence fonction …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impotence — I noun debilitation, debility, defenselessness, failure, feebleness, forcelessness, helplessness, imbecillitas, impotency, impuissance, inability, inadequacy, incapability, incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineffectiveness,… …   Law dictionary

  • Impotence — Im po*tence, Impotency Im po*ten*cy, n. [L. impotenia inability, poverty, lack of moderation. See {Impotent}.] 1. The quality or condition of being impotent; lack of strength or power, animal, intellectual, or moral; weakness; feebleness;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impotence — (n.) early 15c., physical weakness, also poverty, from M.Fr. impotence weakness, from L. impotentia lack of control or power, from impotentem (nom. impotens); see IMPOTENT (Cf. impotent). In reference to a want of (male) sexual potency, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • impotence — n. pl. impotencies [im′pə təns] n. [OFr < L impotentia] the quality or condition of being impotent: also impotency n. impotencies …   English World dictionary

  • impotence — /im peuh teuhns/, n. 1. the condition or quality of being impotent; weakness. 2. chronic inability to attain or sustain an erection for the performance of a sexual act. 3. sterility, esp. in the male. 4. Obs. lack of self restraint. Also,… …   Universalium

  • Impotence — Le terme impotence (du latin impotentia, « impuissance, faiblesse ») désigne : L état d une personne impotente, c’est à dire se déplaçant avec grande difficulté, voire grabataire. Une impotence fonctionnelle : inaptitude à se… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • impotence — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ relative (esp. BrE) ▪ the relative impotence of individual governments in the face of global forces ▪ male ▪ political, sexual VERB + IMPOTENCE …   Collocations dictionary

  • impotence — (in po tan s ) s. f. Terme de médecine. État de celui qui est impotent. HISTORIQUE    XIIIe s. •   Après s en va sans escuier ; Mès por ses membres apuier Ot ausinc cum par impotence De traïson une potence, la Rose, 12295.    XIVe s.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • impotence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of strength Nouns 1. impotence, inability, disability; disablement, impuissance, incapacity, incapability; inaptness, ineptitude, inefficiency, incompetence; disqualification. See weakness,… …   English dictionary for students

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