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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or profusion of something.

Usage examples (39)
  • Verb (used with object) : overwhelmed by remorse. ,Roman troops were overwhelmed by barbarians. ,Lava from erupting Vesuvius overwhelmed...
  • "Except a foolish fancy of an hour," said Eleanor, in overwhelmed confusion.
  • "Wood & Grant … Wood & Grant … Wood & Grant" — the calls overwhelmed her.
  • I would really prefer to maintain my optimism, because I think that feeling overwhelmed is rarely helpful. for more
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