overwhelmingly overwhelmingly  /ˌoʊ vər ˈwɛl mɪŋ li/


  • (adv) incapable of being resisted



  1. Obama overwhelmingly won the likability contest with 58% of respondents saying he's more likeable to McCain's 23%.
  2. After considering the names Hassan and Abdullah, they voted overwhelmingly in favor of Muhammad the first name of the most popular boy in the class.
  3. But the electorate is polarized nevertheless, with blacks voting overwhelmingly for Jackson and whites voting overwhelmingly for white candidates.


  1. House passes bill to exempt automakers, other firms from some financial rules

    -- The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill to exempt automakers and other users of financial hedging from Wall Street regulations approved in 2010.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. Southern Baptists vote to oppose gay Boy Scouts

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Southern Baptist Convention overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Wednesday expressing opposition to gay members of the Boy Scouts. The non-binding vote took place during the organization's annual convention and meeting in Houston and requires no action by its member churches. Some 108,000 Boy Scouts in nearly 4,000 units are sponsored by Baptist churches, according to ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  3. Rubio’s Right. The Gang Is Far From a Supermajority on Immigration

    Chuck Schumer is predicting the Senate will overwhelmingly pass comprehensive immigration reform before July 4. Marco Rubio says the bill doesn’t even have the 60 votes it needs to pass.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News


  1. "Our players' response to this particular composite ball has been overwhelmingly negative and we are acting accordingly," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement.
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: David Stern Source: Washington Post

  2. "What I heard overwhelmingly was that there were no interpreters that could provide them with information on how they could go about understanding what safety measures that OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is requiring them...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Hilda Solis Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We believe that it has been overwhelmingly US taxpayer money that has funded Iraq reconstruction over the last five years, despite Iraq earnings billions of dollars in oil revenue over that time period that have ended up in non-Iraqi banks,"...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: John Warner Source: MyFox Houston

Word of the Day
languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /