Impotency refers to the inability to perform a particular task or action. However, the word has negative connotations in the context of sexual performance or masculinity. Some antonyms for impotency are potency, virility, fertility, efficiency, ability, capability, and strength. These words have positive connotations and imply the potential for success and performance. Other antonyms that negate the negative connotations associated with impotency are effectiveness, productivity, competence, efficacy, and proficiency. Thus, while impotency implies failure or inadequacy, its antonyms signify accomplishment and success.
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