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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
And worldlings in it are less merciful,
And more puissant. --Mrs.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: powerful
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
96 Moby Thesaurus words for "puissant":
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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