Overpowering

  • 1 Overpowering — O ver*pow er*ing, a. Excelling in power; too powerful; irresistible. {O ver*pow er*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 overpowering — index compelling, formidable, in full force, indomitable, invincible, irresistible, moving (evoking emotion), onerous …

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  • 3 overpowering — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)pa͟ʊərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An overpowering feeling is so strong that you cannot resist it. ...hard, cold, overpowering anger... The desire for revenge can be overpowering. Syn: overwhelming 2) ADJ GRADED An overpowering smell or… …

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  • 4 overpowering — o|ver|pow|er|ing [ ,ouvər paurıŋ ] adjective 1. ) an overpowering smell or taste is very strong: the overpowering stench of rotting fish a ) an overpowering feeling is so strong you cannot control it 2. ) someone with an overpowering personality… …

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  • 5 overpowering — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈpaʊərɪŋ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈpaʊrɪŋ] adjective 1) a) an overpowering smell or taste is very strong the overpowering stench of rotting fish b) an overpowering feeling is so strong that you cannot control it 2) someone with an overpowering… …

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  • 6 overpowering — o|ver|pow|er|ing [ˌəuvəˈpauərıŋ US ˌouvərˈpaur ] adj 1.) very strong →↑intense ▪ an overpowering smell of rotten flesh ▪ He felt an overpowering desire to slap her. 2.) someone who is overpowering has such a strong character that they make other… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 overpowering — adjective 1 very strong; intense (1): an overpowering smell | an overpowering desire to slap her 2 someone who is overpowering has such a strong character that they make other people feel uncomfortable or afraid; overbearing overpoweringly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 overpowering — adjective 1) overpowering disappointment Syn: overwhelming, oppressive, unbearable, unendurable, intolerable, shattering 2) an overpowering smell Syn: stifling, suffocating, strong, pungent, powerful; …

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  • 9 overpowering — adjective 1) overpowering grief Syn: overwhelming, oppressive, unbearable, unendurable, intolerable, shattering 2) an overpowering smell Syn: stifling, suffocating, strong, pungent …

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  • 10 Overpowering — Overpower O ver*pow er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overpowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overpowering}.] To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield by superior power; to vanquish; to subdue; as, the light overpowers the eyes. And overpower d that gallant… …

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  • 11 overpowering — overpoweringly, adv. overpoweringness, n. /oh veuhr pow euhr ing/, adj. that overpowers; overwhelming: an overpowering conviction of the truth. [1690 1700; OVERPOWER + ING2] * * * …

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  • 12 overpowering — adj. Overpowering is used with these nouns: ↑smell, ↑stench, ↑stink, ↑urge …

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  • 13 overpowering — [ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ] adj 1) very strong, so that you do not notice or feel anything else an overpowering smell of fish[/ex] 2) able to control people because of having a very strong personality …

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  • 14 overpowering — /ˈoʊvəpaʊərɪŋ/ (say ohvuhpowuhring) adjective that overpowers; overwhelming: overpowering emotion. –overpoweringly, adverb …

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  • 15 overpowering — overpower ► VERB 1) defeat with superior strength. 2) be too intense for. DERIVATIVES overpowering adjective …

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  • 16 overpowering — adjective so strong as to be irresistible an overpowering need for solitude the temptation to despair may become overwhelming an overwhelming majority • Syn: ↑overwhelming • Similar to: ↑irresistible, ↑resistless …

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  • 17 overpowering — adjective That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming …

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  • 18 overpowering — Synonyms and related words: agitating, breathtaking, charged, cliff hanging, compelling, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, electric, exciting, exhilarating, galvanic, heady, heart expanding, heart stirring, heart swelling, heart thrilling,… …

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  • 19 overpowering — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. irresistible, uncontrollable, overwhelming; see intense . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Awesomely or forbiddingly intense: overwhelming, staggering, towering. See BIG …

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  • 20 overpowering — adj. overwhelming with power or force; strong, impossible to resistv. subdue; take control of; overwhelm or overcome (as with force or emotion); bestow with an excessive amount of power …

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