What is another word for overwhelming?

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Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
“She felt an overwhelming desire to have another chocolate chip cookie.”
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Very great in amount, size, intensity or degree
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“Jefe informed El Guapo that there was an overwhelming number of piñatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little surprises.”
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Staggering, inspiring awe or wonder
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“The whole experience was overwhelming, and it was one of the most stimulating weeks I have ever spent.”
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Severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
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To an overwhelming, or broad extent
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Inconceivable or mind-boggling
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Very shocking or upsetting
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Grand and impressive in appearance
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Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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To a blatantly great or extreme degree, typically in the negative sense
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Incapable of being passed over, surmounted, or overcome
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Too bad or horrific to express in words
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Too extreme to bear
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Complete and thorough
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Eating up
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Awe-inspiring
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Unable to be disproved or argued against
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Loud enough to cause temporary or permanent hearing loss
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Severe and difficult to cope with
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Shockingly bad in standard or quality
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Not controllable
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Having a high concentration of an active ingredient
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The action or process of killing or being killed
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An instance of invading a country or region in a hostile manner
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Present participle for to defeat completely or comprehensively
“In seven minutes of the second half, it began to look as if the home team, the Premiership team, would overwhelm their visitors.”
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Present participle for to have a strong emotional effect on
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“The danger of feminine emotion was its tendency to overwhelm women, to drown them in a flood of their own sympathy and sentiment.”
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Present participle for to overcome with mental or emotional stress
“My source knew the news would overwhelm me on so many levels that he was careful to make sure his message was clear and direct.”
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Present participle for bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water