that overpowers; overwhelming: an overpowering conviction of the truth.
- o·ver·pow·er·ing·ly, adverb
- o·ver·pow·er·ing·ness, noun
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How to use overpowering in a sentence
Turning it on, which you can do through the PlayStation 5 audio settings, the low end is almost overpowering.Sony Pulse 3D headset review: 3D Audio for everyone | Eric Frederiksen | February 3, 2022 | Popular-Science
If you’re looking to add a bit of allure to your cocktails, it’s worth remembering that chocolate needn’t be cloyingly sweet or overpowering in drinks.How to melt, mix, and balance chocolate in cocktails | By Dan Q. Dao/Saveur | March 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
Osaka gave a strong tug with an overpowering 6-3, 6-4 victory over Williams.As Serena Williams nears the end, her greatness plays on in Naomi Osaka | Jerry Brewer | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
The small family home is still intact but the stench of rotting flesh that comes from inside is overpowering.
I say a small scale, because an overpowering majority of the public has never heard of him.
I say on a small scale, because an overpowering majority of the public has never heard of him.
That overpowering, but ultimately ill-placed, nostalgia seems to also ring true for executive producer Rick Rubin.‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ Review: Eminem’s a Great Rapper With Nothing to Say | Rawiya Kameir | November 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His music bled menace and lust, but also tenderness and vulnerability and an overpowering romantic lyricism.
Now I know nothing so overpowering, as that sort of unanimous expression of deep interest, from any large body of men.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
To be called Thomas was gratifying, but the Mr. was quite overpowering and made Tom her ally at once.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
Mildreds mother was a beautiful woman, but consumed with an overpowering jealousy of her husband.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
Flora's whisper to Ethel was her first discovery that the closeness and the heat of the room was nearly overpowering.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Bud obeyed an overpowering impulse to reach out and touch the baby's cheek with a mittened thumb.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for overpowering
so strong or intense as to be unbearable
so powerful as to crush or conquer
- overpoweringly, adverb
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