Definition for overwhelming

adjective as in overpowering

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These sky-high stakes make it clear that the first clinical rollouts of human genome editing need overwhelming justification.

In the mid-1990s, few anticipated the overwhelming pervasiveness of today’s social-media behemoths—or the volume and variety of deleterious material they would spread.

Significant majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents recognize access to high-quality, affordable childcare as an important issue, with overwhelming support among men and women and across major racial and ethnic categories.

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What we have seen over the last few months, and most recently with the brutal police shooting of Jacob Blake, is overwhelming.

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, she says, and the pandemic makes it that much worse.

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Dean Teresa A. Sullivan praised the “overwhelming response by this community to condemn the evil acts” reported by Rolling Stone.

An overwhelming amount of subtleties and implications were going over my head.

There was no assassin but despite the overwhelming presence of troops and FBI agents, violent incidents still occurred.

An overwhelming majority of yes votes—89 of them—came from Republican men.

Even in deep red, rural states, universal background checks enjoy overwhelming support.

The contrast between the open street and the enclosed stuffiness of the dim and crowded interior was overwhelming.

Thus it was that he himself created the morale which enabled him again and again to conquer against overwhelming odds.

So long as Christians have an overwhelming majority who will not touch the drains, diphtheria must continue.

Blake and Cuesta were each defeated by an overwhelming combination of the different French armies.

The 1851 State Constitution was ratified by the voters by an overwhelming majority at the next election.


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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overwhelming, such as: amazing, astounding, crushing, devastating, mind-boggling, and staggering.

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