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Synonyms for overpowering

Verb

1. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
usage: overcome by superior force
2. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
usage: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Adjective

1. overpowering, overwhelming, irresistible (vs. resistible), resistless
usage: so strong as to be irresistible; "an overpowering need for solitude"; "the temptation to despair may become overwhelming"; "an overwhelming majority"
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