Potent

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English

Adjective

Potent (comparative more Potent, superlative most Potent)

  1. Possessing strength
  2. Being effective in small quantities.
  3. Having a sharp or offensive taste.
  4. (of a male) able to procreate.
  5. very powerful or effective.

Adverbs for Potent

unexpectedly; surprisingly; fatally; peculiarly; singularly; incredibly; amazingly; moderately; scarcely; unusually; commendably.

Thesaurus

absolute, amorous, armipotent, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, beefy, bouncing, broad-shouldered, carnal, charismatic, charming, clothed with authority, cogent, commanding, compelling, competent, concentrated, consequential, considerable, controlling, convincing, dominant, doughty, duly constituted, dynamic, effective, effectual, efficacious, eminent, empowered, enchanting, energetic, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, erotogenic, estimable, ex officio, fleshly, forceful, forcible, forcy, formidable, full-blooded, full-bodied, full-strength, gamic, governing, great, gutsy, gutty, hairychested, hale, hard, hard as nails, hardy, he-mannish, hearty, hefty, hegemonic, hegemonistic, heterosexual, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, husky, imperative, important, impressive, in force, in power, influential, iron-hard, irresistible, leading, libidinal, lusty, macho, magnetic, mighty, mighty in battle, momentous, monocratic, nervy, nuptial, obstinate, official, operative, oversexed, personable, persuasive, powerful, preeminent, prepotent, prestigious, procreative, prominent, puissant, ranking, red-blooded, reputable, robust, robustious, rugged, ruling, senior, sensual, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, sound, stalwart, steely, stout, straight, strapping, striking, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy, suasive, substantial, superior, supreme, telling, totalitarian, ultramasculine, undersexed, valid, venereal, vigorous, virile, viripotent, vital, voluptuous, weighty, winning

Etymology

< Latin potens (powerful, strong, potent), present participle of posse (to be able) < potis (able, powerful, originally a lord, master).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpəʊtənt/
  • Rhymes: -əʊtənt

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Latin

Verb

pōtent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of pōtō

Romanian

Adjective

Potent

  1. (literary) potent, strong, vigorous, virile

Etymology

From Latin potēns, potentis.

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Swedish

Adjective

Potent

  1. potent, being effective in small quantities.

Declension

Inflections of Potent
Comparation by mer and mest
Indefinite
singular
Common Potent
Neuter potent
Definite
singular
Masc. Potente
All Potenta
Plural Potenta

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