overpowering


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o·ver·pow·er·ing

 (ō′vər-pou′ər-ĭng)
adj.
So strong as to be overwhelming: an overpowering need for solitude.

o′ver·pow′er·ing·ly adv.

overpowering

(ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ)
adj
1. so strong or intense as to be unbearable
2. so powerful as to crush or conquer
ˌoverˈpoweringly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overpowering - 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?"

overpowering

adjective
2. strong, marked, powerful, distinct, sickening, unbearable, suffocating, unmistakable, nauseating There was an overpowering smell of garlic.

overpowering

adjective
Awesomely or forbiddingly intense:
Translations
لا يُقاوَم، قوي جِداً
ómótstæîilegur; kæfandi
çok güçlü

overpowering

[ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= very strong, intense) [smell] → penetrante, intensísimo; [perfume] → embriagado; [heat] → asfixiante, sofocante; [sound] → ensordecedor; [force] → arrollador; [flavour] → fortísimo; [desire] → irresistible; [need] → acuciante
the noise was overpoweringel ruido era ensordecedor
2. (= intimidating) [person, manner] → apabullante, abrumador

overpowering

[ˌəʊvərˈpaʊərɪŋ] adj
[feeling] → irrépressible
[heat, stench] → suffocant(e); [scent, perfume] → envahissant(e); [noise] → assourdissant(e)
[person, manner] → dominateur/trice

overpowering

adjüberwältigend; smellpenetrant; colour, decoration, perfume, personaufdringlich; heatglühend; I felt an overpowering desire …ich fühlte den unwiderstehlichen Drang, …; he’s a bit overpowering at timesseine Art kann einem manchmal zu viel werden

overpowering

[ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ] adj (smell, heat) → asfissiante, soffocante; (desire) → irrefrenabile, irresistibile

overpower

(əuvəˈpauə) verb
to defeat or make helpless or captive by a greater strength. The police overpowered the thieves.
ˌoverˈpowering adjective
very strong. That smell is quite overpowering.

overpowering

a. abrumador-a; irresistible.
References in classic literature ?
When we were somewhat recovered from the overpowering Effusions of our grief, Edward desired that we would consider what was the most prudent step to be taken in our unhappy situation while he repaired to his imprisoned freind to lament over his misfortunes.
There was Robert's reproach making itself felt by a quicker, fiercer, more overpowering love, which had awakened within her toward him.
If Alban Morris had been indeed the person trusted as messenger by Sir Jervis, the conclusion that followed filled Emily with overpowering emotions of curiosity and surprise.
The united efforts of his two unfeeling sisters and of his overpowering friend, assisted by the attractions of Miss Darcy and the amusements of London might be too much, she feared, for the strength of his attachment.
The startling contrast between the corpse-like pallor of her complexion and the overpowering life and light, the glittering metallic brightness in her large black eyes, held him literally spell-bound.
Astor, for the success of this object of his ambition, that this gleam of good news was almost overpowering.
A definite literary ambition grew up in me, and in the long reveries of the afternoon, when I was distributing my case, I fashioned a future of overpowering magnificence and undying celebrity.
Slowly they were overpowering him, though a score of them bled from ugly wounds, and two lay very still beneath the trampling feet, and the rolling bodies of the contestants.
Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon yams and extraordinary cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
A strong disagreeable odor came through the doorway, completely overpowering me.
Bitter coffee flavours come through later but they are not overpowering.
In women's final, Wapda registered an easy win after overpowering SNGPL 3-0.