Thesaurus

whelm

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of whelm

  1. to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress the news so whelmed them that they were stunned into silence Synonyms of whelm crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, swamp, overwhelmWords Related to whelm deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up whelm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!