overwhelmingly
adverb Date: 1667 1. a. to an overwhelming extent <
an overwhelmingly powerful army
>
b. extremely <
overwhelmingly mediocre
>
2. mostly by far <
the workers were overwhelmingly female
>

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  • overwhelmingly — adv. Overwhelmingly is used with these adjectives: ↑composed, ↑concentrated, ↑dominant, ↑favourable, ↑likely, ↑male, ↑negative, ↑popular, ↑positive Overwhelmingly is used with these verbs: ↑approve, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • overwhelmingly — o|ver|whelm|ing|ly [ ,ouvər welmıŋli, ,ouvər hwelmıŋli ] adverb * used for emphasizing the amount or strength of something: Residents voted overwhelmingly in support of the plan. an overwhelmingly popular and successful government …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overwhelmingly */ — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈwelmɪŋlɪ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈwelmɪŋlɪ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈhwelmɪŋlɪ] adverb used for emphasizing the amount or strength of something Residents voted overwhelmingly in support of the plan. an overwhelmingly popular government …   English dictionary

  • overwhelmingly — adverb incapable of being resisted (Freq. 2) the candy looked overwhelmingly desirable to the dieting man • Syn: ↑overpoweringly, ↑irresistibly • Derived from adjective: ↑irresistible (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Overwhelmingly — Overwhelming O ver*whelm ing, a. Overpowering; irresistible. {O ver*whelm ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overwhelmingly — See overwhelming. * * * …   Universalium

  • overwhelmingly — adverb in an overwhelming manner; very greatly or intensely. extremely …   Wiktionary

  • overwhelmingly — adv. in a decisive manner; in an amazing manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overwhelmingly — over·whelm·ing·ly …   English syllables

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