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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Very intense; So strong as to be irresistible.

Usage examples (39)
  • When a just cause reaches its flood tide . . . whatever stands in the way must fall before its overwhelming power.
  • Adjective : The temptation to despair may become overwhelming. ,an overwhelming majority
  • Verb (used with object) : overwhelmed by remorse. ,Roman troops were overwhelmed by barbarians. ,Lava from erupting Vesuvius overwhelmed the city of Pompeii....
  • For Capp's generation, "overwhelming" is par for the course. for more
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