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Definition of "overwhelming" []

  • Overpowering in effect or strength: overwhelming joy; an overwhelming majority. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overwhelming" in a sentence
  • "The report makes no judgment about Ivins's guilt or innocence, and officials stood behind their contention that he was the anthrax killer, citing what they called overwhelming evidence."
  • "But they did respond with what they call "overwhelming force," and the world economy was better for it."
  • "I talked with Black Entertainment Television Founder, Bob Johnson about that, and also about what he calls overwhelming black racial pride over Barack Obama's candidacy."