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Definition of overwhelming adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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very great or very strong; so powerful that you cannot resist it or decide how to react The evidence against him was overwhelming. The overwhelming majority of those present were in favor of the plan. an overwhelming sense of loss She had the almost overwhelming desire to tell him the truth. You may find it somewhat overwhelming at first. There was overwhelming support for our policies.
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adverb They voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.
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