Euphemism for "retarded". Often found in media such as Buzzfeed headlines and Twitter posts.
"16 Powerful Moments From This Week"

"I made a cop nervous today #powerful"
by Archibald Toadstool November 30, 2020
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when someone can make other people do whatever they say- in person that is.

When someone has a lot more money, power, looks or friends than you do.
She's more powerful than you are and you hate her for it.
by 484839 May 03, 2010
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adj. add this as an adjective to make any phrase sound like you are an incredibly redneck. also, the word "bud" should be added at the end of the sentence.
We gonna get powerful drunk bud.

That guy in the whitehouse is powerful stupid bud.
by Rob Harris March 17, 2003
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an adjective for emphasising the word "very". Originated from the Simpsons, "Tall Tale Episode"
Those Dilanger bullets are powerful weak.
by Chandler November 29, 2002
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Entity, individual, or aggregate of individuals which has total dominance over a designated entity.
The powers that be have control over Tom Cruise's mind.
by G. Coleman October 22, 2006
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Any kind of establishment that has unconsented power or control.
'Man the governments been getting me down' 'we gotta fight the power dude'
by Jack 2112 April 07, 2006
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