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1. overwhelming

adjective. ['ˌoʊvɝˈwɛlmɪŋ, ˌoʊvɝˈhwɛlmɪŋ'] so strong as to be irresistible.

Synonyms

  • overpowering
  • irresistible

Antonyms

  • temperate
  • superficial
  • moderate

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Words that Rhyme with Overwhelming

  • acclaiming
  • affirming
  • aiming
  • alarming
  • arming
  • assuming
  • beaming
  • becoming
  • blaming
  • booming
  • calming
  • calming
  • charming
  • claiming
  • climbing
  • combing
  • coming
  • condemning
  • confirming
  • conforming

Example sentences of the word overwhelming


1. Adjective
Starting a business is exciting, but also overwhelming.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Orange blinds and orange throw rugs will complement the desk decor well without being too overwhelming.

Quotes containing the word overwhelming


1. Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
- Orison Swett Marden

2. The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

3. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

2. overwhelming

adjective. ['ˌoʊvɝˈwɛlmɪŋ, ˌoʊvɝˈhwɛlmɪŋ'] very intense.

Synonyms

  • consuming

Antonyms

  • active
  • unattractive
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