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  • Adj.

omnipotent

om-NIP-uh-tuhnt

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Many religions believe in an omnipotent being that is all-powerful. This omnipotent being, often considered to be a god, has unlimited abilities. The belief system of Yoga states that yogis as well are capable of becoming omnipotent or godlike in their abilities, with the restriction of not being able to create worlds.

Quiz: What is an omnipotent being?

  • He is almost all-powerful.
  • She is a very powerful person.
  • She is unrestricted in her power.

Memory Hook
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Omnipotent Om The syllable om is said to be omnipotent or very potent because it represents the entire Universe.

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  • It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us. — Peter De Vries Peter de vries
  • In Japan, a society built upon expectations met, no one expects a former sumo wrestler, especially a grand champion, to violate the rules of the omnipotent Sumo Association. —Sports Illustrated
  • The group conceives of the leader as omnipotent, and the leader in turn 'embraces the gratifying role of omnipotence' that every parent cherishes. —TIME
  • Twitter seemed omnipotent — certainly more so than the Iranian police, the United Nations, the U.S. government, and the European Union. —NPR

Word Ingredients
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omni- all
potent capable, powerful

One who is omnipotent is “all powerful.”

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Omnipotent