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overwhelming

o·ver·whelm·ing

overwhelming

 
pronunciation:
o vr wel mIng
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to overpower completely.
They used overwhelming force to overthrow the government.He was voted out of office by an overwhelming majority of the voters.Her anxieties had become overwhelming, and she sought help from her doctor.
synonyms:
crushing, debilitating, overpowering, stunning
definition 2: powerful in effect.
The orchestra gave an overwhelming performance last night.
synonyms:
awesome, impressive, striking
similar words:
potent, sweeping
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derivation: overwhelmingly (adv.)