Definitions for overwhelmingˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛl mɪŋ, -ˈwɛl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•whelm•ingˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛl mɪŋ, -ˈwɛl-(adj.)

  1. so great as to render resistance or opposition useless; overpowering.

Origin of overwhelming:

1565–75

o`ver•whelm′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overpowering, overwhelming(adj)

    so strong as to be irresistible

    "an overpowering need for solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority"

  2. consuming, overwhelming(adj)

    very intense

    "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overwhelming(adjective)ˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛl mɪŋ, -ˈwɛl-

    causing sb to be overwhelmed

    overwhelming fatigue; Thinking about all the things I had to do was overwhelming.

Wiktionary

  1. overwhelming(Verb)

    Present participle of to overwhelm.

  2. overwhelming(Adjective)

    Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong.

  3. overwhelming(Adjective)

    Very great or intense.

  4. overwhelming(Adjective)

    Extreme.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overwhelming' in Adjectives Frequency: #814


Translations for overwhelming

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

overwhelming(adjective)

very great

an overwhelming victory.

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