What is the opposite of powerful?

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Opposite of characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
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“Ida had kept him awake while he drowsed his way up the old King's Trace in eastern Missouri, feverish and weak.”
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Opposite of denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
“Leaders who do not look after the interests of their followers are not only unethical but ineffective.”
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Opposite of having great impact or influence
“We would end up an impotent and uninfluential nation, just one voice among the many.”
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Opposite of large in magnitude or number
“In an age where little was attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history.”
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(of a person) Opposite of possessing strength and athleticism
“He may have been unathletic, but he made up for it with his superior intellect.”
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Opposite of the potency of an alcoholic drink
“If I have another drop of this diluted concoction, I'm going to go home a very grumpy man.”
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Opposite of exerting influence in an oppressive manner
“Dr. Shetty is convinced that young doctors are becoming philanthropic, charitable, and spiritual.”
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Opposite of having power and influence over others
“It was a disappointingly weak performance by a team supposedly in search of redemption.”
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Opposite of able to produce results, or cause effects
“To this end, ineffectual tools are usually worse than having no tools at all.”
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(of a sense) Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“Due to his age, little Gip may have weak eyes, but he still whips his tail into a frenzy when he sees me.”
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Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“In spite of her frugal spendings, Eva only had a moderate urge to shop, preferring instead to use her time to upkeep her house.”
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Opposite of fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing
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Opposite of capable of causing someone to believe that something is true or real
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Opposite of producing or capable of producing significant noise
“She was a shy person who spoke in a quiet voice.”
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Opposite of based on, or displaying, common sense
“Of course, the moment I got there it was clear that all my concerns were completely groundless.”
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Opposite of having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with men
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Opposite of producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
“As the conversation progressed, Alice felt a vague sense of unease, since she reluctantly found herself believing that Abhay's point made some sense.”
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Opposite of boldly self-assured
“The barbarians were subdued and became submissive to the enchantress' whims.”
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Opposite of arousing or characterized by intense feeling
“The only true way that you can have an unemotional response to what has happened to you is when you genuinely care nothing about what has occurred.”
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(of a job or position) Opposite of involving responsibility or a degree of personal accountability
“He held a lowly position as a pool cleaner but had dreams of making it big one day.”
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Opposite of having or imbued with supernatural powers, attributes or qualities
“It's your average, run-of-the-mill marble mead composition notebook.”
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Opposite of denotes wealth and prosperousness
“Jenny still remembers her meager beginnings as a child from a poor family.”
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Opposite of having influence or power
“The errand boy was an insignificant person, mostly unrecognized by those around him.”
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Opposite of involving or creating favorable circumstances that increase the chances of success or effectiveness
“The Germans were hampered by poor visibility, in addition to being in an unfavourable tactical position, just as Jellicoe had intended.”
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Opposite of vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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Opposite of profound and deep
“The motivational speaker was a charlatan whose words were farcical.”
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Opposite of in a manner which leaves little question
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