What does the word impotence mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Powerlessness. impotency.

Usage examples for impotence

  1. He takes a poor credit even from his defeat, and covers impotence under the mask of lenity. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. The extent of his loss- the hopelessness of its recovery- the impotence of his burning desire to avenge the outrage- overwhelmed him. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  3. He stopped before he had taken two steps, with a feeling of impotence, hopelessness. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams