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overwhelming

adjective over·whelm·ing \-ˈ(h)wel-miŋ\

: very great in number, effect, or force

—used to describe something that is so confusing, difficult, etc., that you feel unable to do it

Full Definition of OVERWHELMING

:  tending or serving to overwhelm <overwhelming force>; also :  extreme, great <overwhelming indifference> <an overwhelming majority>
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First Known Use of OVERWHELMING

1702
OVERWHELMING Defined for Kids

overwhelming

adjective over·whelm·ing \ˌō-vər-ˈhwel-miŋ, -ˈwel-\

Definition of OVERWHELMING for Kids

1
:  very great or strong <an overwhelming majority>
2
:  very difficult or confusing <an overwhelming task>

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