- Extremely strong or intense; overwhelming: a feeling of overpowering sadnessMore example sentences
- The broth was a little too buttery, with some slightly overpowering raw garlic dominating the flavour.
- Being left to guard such bounty can be an overpowering temptation.
- The stench coming off the ship was quite overpowering.
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- We've used a lot of malt in this brew so it's overpoweringly malty at this stage.
- Television advertising is overpoweringly loud and often trite and tasteless, particularly those awful ads for motorcars.
- Worse, the sweet and sour sauce was overpoweringly sweet.