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Puissant definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PU'ISSANT, a. Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as a puissant prince or empire.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: powerful

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century having puissance ; powerful

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. literary or archaic having great power or influence; mighty. Derivatives: puissantly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L posse be able: cf. POTENT(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Puissant Pu"is*sant, a. [F., originally, a p. pr. formed fr. L. posse to be able: cf. L. potens powerful. See Potent.] Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or empire. `` Puissant deeds.'' --Milton. Of puissant nations which the world possessed. --Spenser. And worldlings in it are less merciful, And more puissant. --Mrs. Browning.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Powerful, strong, mighty, forcible, potent.

Moby Thesaurus

absolute, armipotent, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, beefy, bouncing, clothed with authority, cogent, commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, controlling, dominant, doughty, duly constituted, dynamic, effective, eminent, empowered, energetic, ex officio, forceful, forcible, forcy, full-blooded, full-strength, governing, great, gutsy, gutty, hale, hard, hard as nails, hardy, hearty, hefty, hegemonic, hegemonistic, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, husky, imperative, important, in force, in power, influential, iron-hard, irresistible, leading, lusty, mighty, mighty in battle, momentous, monocratic, nervy, obstinate, official, operative, potent, powerful, preeminent, prepotent, prestigious, prominent, ranking, red-blooded, robust, robustious, rugged, ruling, senior, stalwart, steely, stout, strapping, striking, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy, substantial, superior, supreme, telling, totalitarian, valid, vigorous, vital, weighty




 


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