Definition of overpowering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈpou(ə)riNG/


Extremely strong or intense; overwhelming: a feeling of overpowering sadness
More 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.



Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈpouriNGlē/
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: o·ver·pow·er·ing

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