What does overwhelming mean?

Definitions for overwhelming
ˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛl mɪŋ, -ˈwɛl-over·whelm·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overpowering, overwhelmingadjective

    so strong as to be irresistible

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

  2. consuming, overwhelmingadjective

    very intense

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

Wiktionary

  1. overwhelmingverb

    Present participle of to overwhelm.

  2. overwhelmingadjective

    Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong.

  3. overwhelmingadjective

    Very great or intense.

  4. overwhelmingadjective

    Extreme.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce overwhelming?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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

Examples of overwhelming in a Sentence

  1. Kerry Anne:

    It was the most overwhelming feeling that I had in my heart, i could feel everything, I could feel all the current energy around us in that current moment.

  2. Crystal Washington:

    Its been stressful and overwhelming, after reporting it to HR and management, nothing has happened. At this point I feel powerless. Sometimes I feel like giving up. I feel like there’s nothing I can do.

  3. Stephan Eichenseher:

    The overwhelming majority of employees are doing their every day job, the fact is we already offer excellent pay, excellent benefits and excellent opportunities for career growth, all while working in a safe, modern work environment.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Because I got to tell you, most of them were State Department people or they were Hillary Clinton's former aides, people that worked in their campaigns, speech writers. So when he talks about these 50 witnesses, we still have been zeroed in on Hillary Clinton and there is absolutely no doubt about that and it's very unfortunate. i think it's pretty clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the Republican National Committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to as, they admitted, down my poll numbers.

  5. Pamela Merritt:

    It’s overwhelming, it’s so beautiful just seeing the outpouring love from our community, our family, our friends. It’s just so beautiful. This has been the most hope I have ever seen in a season.

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