overwhelmingly

adverb
over·​whelm·​ing·​ly | \ ˌō-vər-ˈ(h)wel-miŋ-lē How to pronounce overwhelmingly (audio) \

Definition of overwhelmingly

1a : to an overwhelming extent an overwhelmingly powerful army
b : extremely overwhelmingly mediocre
2 : mostly by far the workers were overwhelmingly female

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The senator, who overwhelmingly won her third term and captured rural counties Trump carried in 2016, entered the race mostly unknown to those outside her home state. Melissa Gomez, latimes.com, "Who are the Democratic candidates for president?," 8 July 2019 Get our daily newsletter For African-American students, the impact of desegregation was overwhelmingly positive. The Economist, "Why America lost so many of its black teachers," 8 July 2019 The response, from the Pendleton Heights community, has been overwhelmingly positive. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Two area schools to offer students free admission to sporting events. Will more follow?," 2 July 2019 Lil Nas X celebrated the last day of Pride month by coming out as part of the LGBTQ community on Twitter, which was met with an overwhelmingly positive response by fans and celebrities alike. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg 'Thrilled & Inspired' by Lil Nas X Coming Out," 2 July 2019 Michael said so far, the community's response to the makeover has been overwhelmingly positive. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Before and after photos show dramatic transformation of Galveston Island's Kettle House," 1 July 2019 The changes coincided with a state crackdown on enemies that included the news media and journalists — delivering the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, overwhelmingly friendly press coverage. Washington Post, "In rerun election for Istanbul mayor, volunteers mobilize to keep watch over the voting," 23 June 2019 Republicans hold a two-seat majority in the Senate, but Democrats are defending five seats in states that President Trump won overwhelmingly, making Democratic control of that chamber less likely. Julie Bykowicz, WSJ, "Wall Street, Business Donors Bet on Democrats," 4 Nov. 2018 Earlier this month, Vukmir, a state senator from Brookfield, overwhelmingly won the party's official endorsement at the state GOP convention in Milwaukee. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Republican Party going all in on Leah Vukmir in Wisconsin U.S. Senate race," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of overwhelmingly

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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