What does overwhelming mean?

Definitions for overwhelmingˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛl mɪŋ, -ˈwɛl-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overwhelming.

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"

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overwhelming in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overwhelming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Independent Olympic Athlete:

    It was just overwhelming. I was very fortunate to be able to see them again. I was praying hard to find them alive.

  2. Angela S. Butler:

    Life may seem overwhelming! Only if you push through everything that is overwhelming you can see the dream that had came true.

  3. Calvin Coolidge:

    Nothing is easier than the expenditure of public money. It doesn't appear to belong to anyone. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.

  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.

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