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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

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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. Frank McKenzie:

    In meetings with Taliban senior leaders in Doha on Sunday, I cautioned them against interference in our evacuation, and made it clear to them that any attack would be met with overwhelming force in the defense of our forces.

  2. Tony Botti:

    Over the course of the month-long investigation, detectives developed an overwhelming amount of forensic and digital evidence, some of which included DNA indicating a violent act took place at Missy’s home.

  3. Rob Gifford:

    The overwhelming majority is member money.

  4. Nancy Messonnier:

    I understand this whole situation may seem overwhelming and that disruption to everyday life may be severe, but these are things people need to start thinking about now.

  5. Ryan Gosling:

    There is a strong emotional context between my character Deckard that I play and other characters… It was a really gratifying experience, I had a good time. to be a part of that anyway was surreal, but then to get to set and realize the sets were fully functioning worlds that you could inhabit… The props worked… You were just completely immersed in this universe that you grew up watching and imagining so it was very impressive, overwhelming.

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