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overwhelming

overwhelming(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (overpowering)
a. irresistible
I couldn't resist the overwhelming urge to walk barefoot in the rain.No pude resistir el irresistible impulso de caminar descalza bajo la lluvia.
b. incontenible
An overwhelming sense of joy overcame me when I saw my mom after three months abroad.Me invadió una alegría incontenible al ver a mi mamá tras tres meses en el extranjero.
c. acuciante
The urge to use the bathroom became overwhelming after drinking five sodas.Las ganas de usar el baño se volvieron acuciantes tras tomar cinco refrescos.
2. (enormous)
a. aplastante
The candidate for the Republican party has suffered an overwhelming defeat.El candidato del partido republicano ha sufrido una aplastante derrota.
b. arrollador
The overwhelming success of the band was due to their innovative sound.El arrollador éxito de la banda se debió a su innovador sonido.
c. abrumador
The pressure to deactivate the bomb is overwhelming.La presión para desactivar la bomba está abrumadora.
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overwhelming
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (need, desire)
a. acuciante
2. (pressure)
a. abrumador(ora)
3. (defeat, majority)
a. aplastante
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overwhelming [ˌəʊvəˈwelmɪŋ]
adjective
[+defeat, victory] arrollador; aplastante; [+success] arrollador; [+majority] abrumador; aplastante; [+heat] agobiante; [+pressure, urge] irresistible; [+desire] irresistible; imperioso; [+emotion] incontenible
one's overwhelming impression is of heat lo que más impresiona es el calor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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