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Wordnet 3.0


1. so strong as to be irresistible;
- Example: "an overpowering need for solitude"
- Example: "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"
- Example: "an overwhelming majority"
[syn: overpowering, overwhelming]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 few." --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] Syn: To overbear; overcome; vanquish; defeat; crush; overwhelm; overthrow; rout; conquer; subdue. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overpowering \O`ver*pow"er*ing\, a. Excelling in power; too powerful; irresistible. -- O`ver*pow"er*ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

overpowering adj 1: so strong as to be irresistible; "an overpowering need for solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority" [syn: overpowering, overwhelming]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "overpowering": agitating, breathtaking, charged, cliff-hanging, compelling, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, electric, exciting, exhilarating, galvanic, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, impenetrable, impregnable, impressive, incontestable, indomitable, inexpugnable, inflammatory, insuperable, intoxicating, invincible, inviolable, invulnerable, irresistible, jarring, jolting, maddening, mind-blowing, moving, oppressive, overcoming, overmastering, overmatching, overwhelming, perturbing, piquant, powerful, provocative, provoking, ravishing, resistless, soul-stirring, spirit-stirring, stimulating, stimulative, stirring, striking, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, telling, thrilling, thrilly, troubling, unassailable, unbearable, unbeatable, unconquerable, unendurable, unsettling, unsubduable, unsurmountable, unyielding, upsetting