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1‘the legal sanctions are regarded as impotent’
powerless, ineffective, ineffectual, inadequate, weak, useless, worthless, vain, futile, unavailing, unsuccessful, profitless, fruitless
2‘there are powerful natural forces which man is impotent to control’
unable, incapable, helpless, powerless, incompetent, unfit, unfitted
3‘an impotent opposition party’
weak, powerless, ineffective, lame, feeble, effete
informal past it
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