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What is another word for overwhelming?

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Adjective
Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
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“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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Complete and thorough
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Engrossing or compelling
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Eating up
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Characterized by shame, ignominy or dishonor
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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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Daunting or demoralizing in nature
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Shockingly bad in standard or quality
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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 bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
“Such a flood would overwhelm the reclamation districts and cities along the Sacramento River.”
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Present participle for to defeat, conquer, or triumph over 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 domineer with superior strength or force
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“Conan wanted nothing more than to overwhelm and crush his enemies and see them driven before him.”
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Present participle for to devastate or destroy something
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“Something occurred at a very deep psychological level to completely overwhelm and destroy their perception of the environment.”
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Present participle for to stun or bewilder, typically by having a strong emotional effect on
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“He would give a performance that would overwhelm the audience, awe the critics, and anger his colleagues.”
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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 to defeat heavily in a contest
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Present participle for to hold or engage the attention of
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Present participle for to be totally absorbed or engrossed by something
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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against