- a lacking power or ability; morality without technology is impotent"- Freeman J.Dyson
felt impotent rage
- a (of a male) unable to copulate
- He felt an impotent rage when he heard that the idea was scuttled due to callousness of the authorities.
- He had stolen Austria before the eyes of a horrified and apparently impotent world.
- Norway under the Nazis still manages to be Norway, and even Poland keeps a species of impotent nationality in its Government General.