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24 / 10 / 2003

OVERWHELMING: meaning and examples

Hello everyone!

Today's word is: overwhelming (adjective)

It means: Much larger, stronger, or more important than anything else in a situation; for example overwhelming majority or overwhelming desire.

Example 1: An overwhelming majority voted against his proposal.

Example 2: He felt an overwhelming desire to kiss his wife.

There is also a verb equivalent of this word (to overwhelm) and an adverb form (overwhelmingly).

Have a nice day!