overpowering overpowering  /ˈoʊ vər ˈpaʊ rɪŋ/


  • (adj) so strong as to be irresistible


  1. The only real gripe is the flash, which is so overpowering that it tends to bleach everything that's too close.
  2. The Finch family streak is a good deal more serious it is an overpowering disposition toward sanity.
  3. An overpowering man with a stentorian voice, he wore a big, warm beard instead of a shirt.


  1. 2A baseball MVP: Beaver’s Sam Myers

    2A baseball MVP: Beaver’s Sam Myers by Ben Raskin Special To The Tribune Published Jun 21, 2013 12:00PM MDT It’s fitting that Sam Myers’ best game of the season came against Manti. Beaver’s ace went to the mound and started mowing down Templars with the season on the line in the losers bracket of the state tournament. His overpowering fastball combined with a swooping curve struck out 15 hitters ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Letter: Look what they did

    Peter Thomas, Naples: Looking back over the 47 years I have been in Naples, there is an overpowering sense of pride in the great things that have happened in our wonderful community and the dedicated, caring people who have contributed so much ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  3. Vince Papale: Here's my definition of 'Invincible'

    What’s my definition of invincible? It's not about overpowering a person or a challenge physically. It's that inner strength that you possess that enables you to make game-changing actions or decisions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "The world's attitudes toward Russia have been changed," Medvedev said. "They don't lecture us like schoolchildren. They respect us and they reckon with us. Russia has been returned to its overpowering position in the world community."
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: USA Today

  2. "We worked him good, we really did," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He's going to be really good once he builds up his stamina. He's got overpowering stuff."
    on Apr 27, 2006 By: John Gibbons Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "I didn't know," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "I thought he would pitch good but not like he always did, the very first time out. I didn't have a read on it. And he was the same old ace. Just overpowering."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Bobby Cox Source: The Tennessean

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