Meaning of overwhelming

o•ver•whelm•ing

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-hwel'ming, -wel'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. that overwhelms; overpowering: The temptation to despair may become overwhelming.
  2. so great as to render resistance or opposition useless: an overwhelming majority.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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