overwhelming


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o·ver·whelm·ing

 (ō′vər-wĕl′mĭng, -hwĕl′-)
adj.
Overpowering in effect or strength: overwhelming joy; an overwhelming majority.

o′ver·whelm′ing·ly adv.

overwhelming

(ˌəʊvəˈwɛlmɪŋ)
adj
overpowering in effect, number, or force
ˌoverˈwhelmingly adv

o•ver•whelm•ing

(ˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛl mɪŋ, -ˈwɛl-)

adj.
so great as to render resistance or opposition useless; overpowering.
[1565–75]
o`ver•whelm′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overwhelming - so strong as to be irresistible; "an overpowering need for solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority"
irresistible, resistless - impossible to resist; overpowering; "irresistible (or resistless) impulses"; "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?"
2.overwhelming - very intense; "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"

overwhelming

adjective
2. vast, huge, massive, enormous, tremendous, immense, very large, astronomic, humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) An overwhelming majority of small businesses fail within the first two years.
vast insignificant, negligible, paltry

overwhelming

adjective
Awesomely or forbiddingly intense:
Translations
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overwhelming

[ˌəʊvəˈwelmɪŋ] ADJ [defeat, victory] → arrollador, aplastante; [success] → arrollador; [majority] → abrumador, aplastante; [heat] → agobiante; [pressure, urge] → irresistible; [desire] → irresistible, imperioso; [emotion] → incontenible
one's overwhelming impression is of heatlo que más impresiona es el calor

overwhelming

[ˌəʊvərˈhwɛlmɪŋ] adj
[victory, defeat] → écrasant(e); [sense, feeling] → écrasant(e); [desire] → irrésistible
an overwhelming sense of powerlessness → un sentiment écrasant d'impuissance
(= predominant)
One's overwhelming impression is of heat → La sensation qui domine tout est la chaleur.
(= very big) an overwhelming majority → une écrasante majorité
an overwhelming majority of people → l'écrasante majorité des gens
An overwhelming majority of people are opposed to this plan → L'écrasante majorité des gens est opposée à ce projet.

overwhelming

adjüberwältigend; desire, powerunwiderstehlich; misfortuneerschütternd; overwhelming evidenceerdrückende Beweise pl; an overwhelming majorityeine überwältigende Mehrheit; they won despite overwhelming oddssie gewannen obwohl ihre Chancen sehr schlecht standen

overwhelming

[ˌəʊvəˈwɛlmɪŋ] adj (victory, majority) → schiacciante; (defeat) → pesante; (pressure, heat, desire, emotion) → intenso/a
one's overwhelming impression is of heat → l'impressione dominante è quella di caldo

overwhelm

(əuvəˈwelm) verb
to defeat or overcome. He was overwhelmed with work/grief.
ˌoverˈwhelming adjective
very great. an overwhelming victory.
References in classic literature ?
gasped Beth, holding onto Jo and feeling as if she should tumble down, it was such an overwhelming thing altogether.
There was with her an overwhelming feeling of irresponsibility.
Immediately conscious how unavailing any struggle against such an overwhelming force must prove, he submitted to his fate, encouraging his gentle companions by a few low and tender assurances, that the natives seldom failed to threaten more than they performed.
She was doubly tortured; in part, with a sense of overwhelming shame that strange and unloving eyes should have the privilege of gazing, and partly because the idea occurred to her, with ridiculous importunity, that the window was not arranged so skilfully, nor nearly to so much advantage, as it might have been.
At this, after a second in which his head made the movement of a baffled dog's on a scent and then gave a frantic little shake for air and light, he was at me in a white rage, bewildered, glaring vainly over the place and missing wholly, though it now, to my sense, filled the room like the taste of poison, the wide, overwhelming presence.
chief among these motives was the overwhelming idea of the great whale himself.
But perhaps that was why she fascinated him; the sheer volume of Marija's energy was overwhelming.
Again, I sometimes say to myself, When many millions of men, without heat, without ill will, without personal feelings of any kind, demand of you a few shillings only, without the possibility, such is their constitution, of retracting or altering their present demand, and without the possibility, on your side, of appeal to any other millions, why expose yourself to this overwhelming brute force?
Well, I don't like to acknowledge it, Dorcas, but I don't see how I can consistently stick to my doubts in the face of such overwhelming proof as this dog is furnishing.
Benton, an actual United States Senator, proved an overwhelming disappointment -- for he was not twenty-five feet high, nor even anywhere in the neighborhood of it.
Dark and terrible as is this picture, I hold it to be strictly true of the overwhelming mass of professed Christians in America.
The spell by which I had been so far supported began to dissolve; reaction took place, and soon, so overwhelming was the grief that seized me, I sank prostrate with my face to the ground.