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Adjective
Very strong in degree, severity or intensity
“Lord Roche, perceiving his castle occupied by an overpowering force and resistance impossible, addressed Sir Walter with increased kindness, ordered refreshments for his men, and invited him to dinner.”
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Intolerable in degree, severity or intensity
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“The men were completely exhausted by the overpowering heat.”
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Having a strong, and typically offensive, smell or taste
“The affected creature exudes the overpowering stench of carrion.”
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Deeply, emotionally or passionately felt or expressed
“Paton never details the exact nature of this passionate and overpowering emotion, as if it is itself beyond discourse.”
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Extremely compelling or irrefutable
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“The consequence must surely be that the plaintiff should have a verdict on the overpowering evidence as to his personal identity.”
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Too powerful or intense to be resisted
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Characterized by great power or forceful
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Exerting influence in an oppressive manner
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Loud enough to cause temporary or permanent hearing loss
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Displeasing to one's senses
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Present as the strongest or main element
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Very exciting
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Inspiring fear or awe through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable
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Capable of producing great physical force
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Unbearably hot and humid
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Extremely bright, especially so as to blind the eyes temporarily
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Tending to give orders to others in an authoritative manner
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Unable to be stopped
Noun
The act or state of overpowering (in order to dominate or subjugate)
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“The people's Constitution will not allow the overpowering of the people's persistent, well-expressed will.”
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An act of beating an opponent in a contest
Verb
Present participle for to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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“This Sabiella fellow has shown a ruthless ability to overpower his opponents with his size and his judo blows.”
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Present participle for to overcome with mental or emotional stress
“The grief would overpower me and mar any possible enjoyment I might have tried to receive from the event.”
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Present participle for to domineer with superior strength or force
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Present participle for to hamper or hinder the development or activity of
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Present participle for to hold or engage the attention of
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Present participle for to have power and influence over
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Present participle for to cause to be in a state of shock
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(of a feeling) Present participle for to affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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Filling with a smell
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(of a feeling) Present participle for to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
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