Meaning of omnipotent in English:


Pronunciation /ɒmˈnɪpət(ə)nt/

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  • 1(of a deity) having unlimited power.

    ‘God is described as omnipotent and benevolent’
    • ‘With the emphatic repetition of this line at the end of the book, the image of the omnipotent deity has been exorcized from Vallejo's poetic imagery.’
    • ‘I say mythical because when synced with the narrative voice over, the illustrations spring to life as though spoken by an omnipotent deity.’
    • ‘Why can this omnipotent deity forgive AFTER being crucified but not BEFORE?’
    • ‘An omnipotent deity who devours worlds according to Bevinne folklore.’
    • ‘If the deity is omnipotent, can It produce a truly indestructible object?’
    • ‘Is the situation different if one shifts to a deity who is not omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect?’
    • ‘The unbelievers continue to carp about suffering and evil, and why an omnipotent, benevolent God allowed these to exist and even proliferate.’
    • ‘How, again, can we explain the idea, held by so many religious people, that an omnipotent and benevolent God can justly condemn people to an eternity of torture?’
    • ‘The prevalence of evil and misery has always bothered those who believe in a benevolent and omnipotent God.’
    • ‘If you ask theists why there exists an omnipotent, omniscient and benevolent god, there is no further explanation they can give.’
    • ‘He gets tangled up with the disciples and Christ's robe, which seems to have its own omnipotent powers.’
    • ‘If this isn't evidence of some omnipotent power then I don't know what is.’
    • ‘He reached out with almost omnipotent power and smote his enemies, remaining impervious to their counterattack (only some of the minions died).’
    • ‘And that reaffirms for me the idea that beyond us all there is this great omnipotent, omnipresent power who is a force for compassion and good and order in the world.’
    • ‘The power of Hananim is considered absolute: he is almighty, omnipotent, and omniscient.’
    • ‘Beneath his shiny pate and bulbous nose is true divinity, a noble being of omnipotent powers and perceptions.’
    • ‘To say that there is, is to deny the idea that the Almighty is omnipotent.’
    • ‘Why strive for anything if the die has been cast by the supreme and omnipotent mediator of human fortunes?’
    • ‘My God, that is to say my supreme ruler, most omnipotent and the principal object of my faith, is Fate.’
    • ‘No one would start from the premise that the natural world reflects the will of an omnipotent designer and conclude that the designer is benevolent.’
    all-powerful, almighty, supreme, most high, pre-eminent
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    1. 1.1Having great power and influence.
      ‘an omnipotent sovereign’
      • ‘We would submit the first has problems once one is setting up something which is intended not only to be omnipotent or sovereign but also to be permanently so.’
      • ‘Is the church merely updating its musical liturgy, or has it fallen victim to the nearly omnipotent power of popular culture?’
      • ‘How does such a system of brain-washing come into being without a cruel, omnipotent dictator?’
      • ‘There he met a mysterious old man named Z who claims to have omnipotent powers.’
      • ‘The security guard is omnipotent, and he wields his enormous power with relish - only he can decide who gets to step inside.’
      • ‘In a golfing era where power is depressingly close to omnipotent, he bucks almost every trend.’
      • ‘The president's powers, as omnipotent as they may seem to the rest of the world, are not without democratic checks and balances at home.’
      • ‘Given that Bruce has been more than a little critical with the big guy's job performance, he's given omnipotent powers in an effort to see if he could do a better job.’
      • ‘It is the decision to forswear love in order to gain omnipotent worldly power.’
      • ‘The victors may seem particularly potent as the disparities in power are intensified, but this does not render them omnipotent in framing the post-war order.’
      • ‘Certainly, the power of the state as omnipotent is lived out on death row.’
      • ‘We are not quite omnipotent, and we cannot be ubiquitous.’
      • ‘More importantly, she fails - rare fallibility in a genre where the hero is normally all but omnipotent.’
      • ‘A grown-up society would stop treating politicians as omnipotent and start directing complaints at the shadowy others who make decisions that affect us.’
      • ‘Liberals writing for the omnipotent liberal media can only dream of the rewards that have come the way of a whole generation of conservatives.’
      • ‘And then, once you've created this omniscient, omnipotent regulatory body, what happens?’
      • ‘Next year the omnipotent Shubert Organization is expected to bring the show to Broadway…’
      • ‘More recently, he has masterminded the rise and rise of the Leicester club he played for with distinction and he cites several reasons for their current omnipotent state.’
      • ‘Yet no one, not even the world's sole superpower, is omnipotent.’
      • ‘The omnipotent golden arches were on it of course.’
      • ‘It's difficult to work in a group when you're omnipotent.’
      • ‘Candidates have been omnipotent as they vie for a place in the electorate's heart, or alternatively annoy a lot of people by plastering campus with publicity.’


Middle English (as a divine attribute): via Old French from Latin omnipotent- ‘all-powerful’.