Meaning of impuissant in English:

impuissant

adjective

literary
  • Unable to take effective action; powerless.

    in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk, endangered, unsafe, unprotected, ill-protected, unguarded

Pronunciation

impuissant

/ɪmˈpjuːɪs(ə)nt/ /ɪmˈpwiːs(ə)nt/ /ɪmˈpwɪs(ə)nt/

Origin

Early 17th century French, from im- ‘not’ + puissant ‘powerful’.