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overwhelming

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 as in irresistible, overpowering

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overwhelming

verb
present participle of overwhelm

Synonyms & Antonyms of overwhelming (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
  • just the thought of how much work there is to do overwhelms me

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2 to cover with a flood
  • that spring the massive runoff from melting snows overwhelmed the valley

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The first known use of overwhelming was in 1567

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“Overwhelming.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overwhelming. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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