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 for powerlessness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Powerless \Pow"er*less\, a.
     Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not
     able to produce any effect. -- Pow"er*less*ly, adv. --
     Pow"er*less*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  powerlessness
      n 1: the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and
           feeble [syn: powerlessness, impotence, impotency]
           [ant: power, powerfulness]

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