1. Inconceivable; unreasonable: It is certainly impossible to think of Mr. T.being the president of his country!
2. Not capable of being accomplished; hopeless: It was impossible to use Jane's computer without knowing her password.
3. Unacceptable; intolerable: impossible behavior: Jack didn't take off his head phones when spoken to, which his parents thought impossible and rude.
4. Extremely difficult to deal with or to tolerate: Examples can be an impossible child or an impossible situation.
impossibleness (s) (noun) (no pl)
Incapability of existing or occurring; the condition of being unattainable: impossibility: The teacher realised the impossibleness of setting a time limit of 5 minutes for the students to answer all the questions!
impotence (s) (noun)
, impotences (pl)
1. The lack of strength or power; the condition of being weak and feeble: Because of the elderly Mrs. Brown's impotence, she was unable to sweep the snow off the walkway leading up to her front door.
2. An abnormal physical or psychological state of a male characterized by his inability to copulate; erectile dysfunction: A man's impotence is caused by a failure to have or to maintain an erection during intercourse.
impotency (s) (noun)
, impotencies (pl)
1. The state of lacking power or strength; powerlessness: Mrs. Smith was in a condition of impotency when she heard that her husband had suddenly died in a traffic accident.
2. The inability of a male animal to have sexual intercourse: Mr. Jones was over 80 years old and suffered from impotency.
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1. Referring to the lack of physical strength or vigor; weak; feeble: An individual who is impotent can be described as being fragile and infirm.
2. Concerning the deficiency in power as to act effectively; helpless: "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent." (Freeman J. Dyson)
3. Pertaining to a man who is incapable of sexual intercourse: An impotent male cannot achieve or sustain an erection during intercourse.
4. In the past, descriptive of the inadequacy of self-restraint: A person who was impotent lacked self-control or was uninhibited.
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Descriptive of how a person acts in a helpless manner; helplessly: After Tom slipped off the path and fell down the steep slope, he grabbed impotently
at the first rock he could feel.
Jane impotently watched her mother as she was slowly dying.
linguipotence (s) (noun)
, linguipotences (pl)
Mastery of languages: There was only one person Lynn knew who had excellent linguipotence in many languages, and that was John's wife!
magnipotence (s) (noun) (no pl)
The possession of immense control or power: The king in the novel James was reading was described as having magnipotence and ruled with enormous authority over a large region of land.
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1. Referring to the condition of having supreme power: In the short story Susan read, the fairy queen was described as magnipotent and had sovereignty and jurisdiction over the land of the elves and pixies.
2. Descriptive of a great power or of having significant ability to control or to influence people or things: Henry was a politician who had magnipotent skills and personality when he was presenting his proposals to the mayor of his city.
), more multipotent, most multipotent
1. Regarding something that has the power to produce or influence several effects or results: The medicine that Jack's doctor prescribed was multipotent in that it not only alleviated his headache, but also affected his appetite and caused drowsiness.
2. Descriptive of a cell capable of developing into various types of cells depending on the surrounding conditions: One example of a multipotent cell would be the hematopoietic stem cell that can separate itself into different kinds of blood cells.
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Pertaining to the possibility of turning into different cell types: Because of their high malleability, dental stem cells can be termed as possessing multipotential capacities.
No one is bound to an impossibility.
A legal term.
Nihil tam munitum quod non expugnari pecunia possit. (Latin saying)
Translation: "No place is so strongly fortified that money could not capture it."
Another way of saying, "Money can buy anything or anyone." In addition, it could mean, "With enough money, one can have everything he/she wants; except good health and eternal life."
From Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 B.C.). Cicero's voluminous writings include poetry (both his own and translations from the Greek); orations (fifty-eight have survived, forty-eight are lost); compositions about rhetoric, philosophy, morals, and politics; as well as letters. His formal discourses are important historically because they contain much information on ancient thoughts. His letters are the primary source for our knowledge of the period.
After Caesar's murder, Cicero violently attacked Mark Antony in his celebrated Philippics. When the second triumvirate was formed, he was put on the list of those who were to be killed and was murdered by Antony's agents.
nilpotency (s) (noun) (no pl)
Something that has zero power: In algebra, a nilpotency is a quantity that ceases to exist when raised to a specific power:
An algebraic quantity that, when raised to a certain power, equals zero: i x i x i = 0 is nilpotent in multiple algebra which shows that an amount or element vanishes when raised to a particular power.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern":