overwhelming

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overwhelming

  1. present participle of overwhelm

Adjective[edit]

overwhelming ‎(comparative more overwhelming, superlative most overwhelming)

  1. Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 1
      The vote was taken at once, and it was agreed by an overwhelming majority that rats were comrades.
  2. Very great or intense.
  3. Extreme.

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Noun[edit]

overwhelming ‎(plural overwhelmings)

  1. A situation of being overwhelmed.
    • 2013, David Ford, Theology: A Very Short Introduction (page 9)
      They have centuries of premodern experience in coping with being overwhelmed in multiple ways—not only by God, but also by other overwhelmings that have always been part of the human condition, such as disease, famine, war []