less powerful

See: inferior
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The result is that they are infinitely less agile and less powerful, in proportion to their weight, than an Earth man, and I doubt that were one of them suddenly to be transported to Earth he could lift his own weight from the ground; in fact, I am convinced that he could not do so.
These cases are the more worthy of our attention, as the external causes by which the component parts were pressed together were much more numerous and powerful than in our case; and consequently less powerful ligaments within would be sufficient to bind the members to the head, and to each other.
The shadows of gloomy events that haunted the else lonely and desolate apartments; the heavy, breathless scent which death had left in more than one of the bedchambers, ever since his visits of long ago,--these were less powerful than the purifying influence scattered throughout the atmosphere of the household by the presence of one youthful, fresh, and thoroughly wholesome heart.
You are a laughable incident or a terrifying one as you happen to be less powerful or more powerful than some other form of life which crosses your path; but as a rule you are of no moment whatsoever to anything but yourself.
These misfortunes made them far less powerful than they had formerly been.
Animated now with assurance of success, they lose no time: every one redoubles his endeavours, and the heat, though intolerable, was less powerful than the hopes they had conceived.
Ogg's smiled pleasantly, and did not wonder that Kenn liked to see a fine pair of eyes daily, or that he was inclined to take so lenient a view of the past; the feminine mind, regarded at that period as less powerful, took a more melancholy view of the case.
TNO also is upgrading its Cray Research system to a CRAY Y-MP EL system from a less powerful interim Cray Research system, officials said.
SwiftShader also provides new opportunities for operating system and embedded system developers to bring high-performance 3D graphics to less powerful hardware and devices.
A less powerful version costing pounds 299 will compete with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii.
n Diplomacy - bribes and/or blackmail carriedout by a powerful nation on a less powerful nation.
It really is an attempt to force Californians into smaller, less powerful cars.