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Puissant

[PWIS-ənt]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 15th century

1.

Powerful

2.

Having political authority

Examples of Puissant in a sentence

"My grandfather thought he ruled the house, but we all knew grandma was the most puissant."

"The new president demonstrated her puissant ability by passing several laws right away."

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About Puissant

"Puissant" is the adjective form of the noun "puissance," which means power or might. It’s more often used in a literary sense than in everyday conversation, but "puissant" is a strong word to demonstrate ability.

Did you Know?

"Puissant" shares a meaning with a few more “P” words — "powerful" and "potent." These words can all be traced back to the same Latin word, “posse,” which means to be able. Demonstrate your powerful potential with this perfectly poetic word.

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