overwhelming

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˌoʊvɚˈ(h)wɛlmɪŋ/
  • (UK) IPA: /ˌəʊvəˈwɛlmɪŋ/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
overwhelming

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If evidence or numbers are overwhelming they are far more than needed.
    The police believed their evidence against Curtis was overwhelming.
    The overwhelming majority of Muslims disagree with that idea.
  2. If you feel that something is overwhelming you feel that it is too much for you.
    Parts of this job are probably very overwhelming for him.
    The music gave me a sense of overwhelming joy and love.

Verb[change]

Plain form
overwhelm

Third-person singular
overwhelms

Past tense
overwhelmed

Past participle
overwhelmed

Present participle
overwhelming

  1. The present participle of overwhelm.