HyperDic: overwhelming

English > 2 senses of the word overwhelming:
ADJECTIVEalloverwhelming, overpoweringso strong as to be irresistible
alloverwhelming, consumingvery intense
overwhelming > pronunciation
Soundsow.verhhweh'lmihng; ow.verweh'lmihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > overwhelming: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSo strong as to be irresistible.
Examples
  • "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"
  • "an overwhelming majority"
Synonymoverpowering
Broaderirresistible, resistlessimpossible to resist
Spanishabrumador, incontenible, irreprimible, irresistible, penetrante
Catalanincontenible, irreprimible, irresistible, penetrant, punyent
Adverbsoverwhelminglyincapable of being resisted
English > overwhelming: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery intense.
Example "overwhelming joy"
Synonymconsuming
BroaderintensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
Spanishgran
Catalangran

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