overwhelming

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

Definition of overwhelming

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

1702

First Known Use of overwhelming

1702


OVERWHELMING Defined for English Language Learners

overwhelming

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adjective over·whelm·ing \-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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