overwhelming

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

Definition of overwhelming

  1. :  tending or serving to overwhelm overwhelming force overwhelming evidence; also :  extreme, great overwhelming indifference an overwhelming majority

1567

First Known Use of overwhelming

1567


OVERWHELMING Defined for English Language Learners

overwhelming

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

Definition of overwhelming for English Language Learners

  • : very great in number, effect, or force

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


OVERWHELMING Defined for Kids

overwhelming

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

Definition of overwhelming for Students

  1. 1 :  very great or strong an overwhelming majority

  2. 2 :  very difficult or confusing an overwhelming task



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