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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 ?
There was with her an overwhelming feeling of irresponsibility.
I did my best to stop the torrent of his tears and protestations by persisting in treating the whole adventure as a good subject for a joke; and succeeded at last, as I imagined, in lessening Pesca's overwhelming sense of obligation to me.
Nastasia's arrival was a most unexpected and overwhelming event to all parties.
Nobody ever comes back from a "missing" ship to tell how hard was the death of the craft, and how sudden and overwhelming the last anguish of her men.
It was evident to us that before very long we should be attacked in overwhelming force.
My mind's eye singled out those who were sealed to slaughter, and there rushed in upon my heart a great sense of the mystery of human life, and an overwhelming sorrow at its futility and sadness.
We shall be attacked in overwhelming force, and it is quite a chance if we can hold this place.
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.
The diffidence, then, with which I venture to dispute their authority would be overwhelming did I not feel, from the bottom of my heart, that learning has little to do with the imagination-intellect with the passions-or age with poetry.
Long ere the last of the column could hope to reach the upper pits which lay above the danger point I was convinced that the waters would surge after us in overwhelming volume, and that fully half the expedition would be snuffed out.
The recollection of her suffering and of his own humiliation seemed to render more overwhelming the compassion he felt now.
We are told," he says, "that the scientists are wrong and we must abandon all our faith in such overwhelming evidence.