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