Synonyms of powerful in English:

powerful


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adjective

1‘his powerful shoulders bulged under his suit’

SYNONYMS

strong, muscular, muscly, sturdy, strapping, robust, mighty, hefty, brawny, burly, husky, athletic, manly, well built, Herculean, tough, solid, substantial, lusty

informal beefy, hunky, ripped, shredded

North American informal buff

US informal jacked

dated stalwart

literary stark, thewy

ANTONYMS

weak

2‘a powerful local aperitif’

SYNONYMS

intoxicating, heady, hard, strong, stiff

rare spirituous, intoxicant

3‘a powerful blow across the face’

SYNONYMS

violent, forceful, heavy, hard, mighty, vigorous, hefty, thunderous

ANTONYMS

gentle

4‘he felt a powerful desire to kiss her’

SYNONYMS

intense, keen, acute, fierce, violent, passionate, ardent, burning, consuming, strong, irresistible, overpowering, overwhelming, fervent, fervid

5‘a powerful nation’

SYNONYMS

influential, strong, high-powered, important, controlling, dominant, commanding, potent, forceful, vigorous, dynamic, formidable, redoubtable

informal big, high-octane

literary puissant

ANTONYMS

weak, powerless

6‘a powerful and detailed critique of current thinking in social research’

SYNONYMS

cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, eloquent, impressive, striking, telling, influential

forceful, strong, effective

dramatic, passionate, graphic, vivid, moving, potent, authoritative, great, weighty, vigorous, forcible, irresistible, substantial

ANTONYMS

ineffective