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Definition 1: very strong; urgently felt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where overwhelming or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • politics is his consuming passion
  • overwhelming joy

Synonyms for overwhelming in the sense of this definition

(overwhelming is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 2: so strong as to be irresistible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where overwhelming or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an overpowering need for solitude
  • the temptation to despair may become overwhelming
  • an overwhelming majority

Synonyms for overwhelming in the sense of this definition

(overwhelming is similar to ...) impossible to resist; overpowering

"irresistible (or resistless) impulses" "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?"

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