Definition of Overwhelming

1. Adjective. So strong as to be irresistible. "An overwhelming majority"

Exact synonyms: Overpowering
Similar to: Irresistible, Resistless



2. Adjective. Very intense. "Overwhelming joy"
Exact synonyms: Consuming
Similar to: Intense

Definition of Overwhelming

1. a. Overpowering; irresistible.

Definition of Overwhelming

1. Verb. Present participle of ''to overwhelm''. ¹

2. Adjective. Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong. ¹

3. Adjective. Very great or intense. ¹

4. Adjective. Extreme. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overwhelming

1. overwhelm [v] - See also: overwhelm

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwhelming

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overwhelming (current term)
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Literary usage of Overwhelming

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1. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"the evidence of the poems is overwhelming against the F in this word. It would of course be easy to adopt ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... affirmed that the free native-born citizens of each State are citizens of the United States; and on account of the overwhelming force with which he made ..."

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