Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Overwhelmed

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Overwhelmed (verb)
o·ver·whelm [oh-ver-hwelm, -welm]

verb (used with object)
1. to overcome completely in mind or feeling: overwhelmed by remorse.
2. to overpower or overcome, especially with superior forces; destroy; crush: Roman troops were overwhelmed by barbarians.
3. to cover or bury beneath a mass of something, as floodwaters, debris, or an avalanche; submerge: Lava from erupting Vesuvius overwhelmed the city of Pompeii.
4. to load, heap, treat, or address with an overpowering or excessive amount of anything: a child overwhelmed with presents; to overwhelm someone with questions.
5. to overthrow.

Related forms
un·o·ver·whelmed , adjective

Related Words for overwhelmed
affected, moved, devastated, upset, worsted, vanquished

See more synonyms for overwhelm on

Origin: 1300–50; Middle English; see over-, whelm

Examples from the Web for overwhelmed
Contemporary Examples of overwhelmed

We are overwhelmed with data from every quarter, and our capacity to filter fact from fraud is limited.

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The Facts About Ferguson Matter, Dammit
Doug McIntyre
December 3, 2014

The low crunch of packed dirt against rubber tire was overwhelmed by the ragged explosions of automatic gunfire.

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A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
Nina Strochlic
November 6, 2014

When Singh finally showed up at the front door of his home in Amritsar, his family was overwhelmed with relief.

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As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA
Simran Jeet Singh
October 31, 2014

When you land in Fort Mac, a town of 100,000, you immediately are overwhelmed by the slickness of the brand new airport.

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Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
Darren Aronofsky
September 19, 2014

Physicians are overwhelmed because we are in the middle of a collision of powerful unrestrained forces.

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Why Your Doctor Feels Like a 'Beaten Dog'
Daniela Drake
September 11, 2014

Historical Examples of overwhelmed
The man who had so loved her, so trusted her, was overwhelmed by the revelation.

Within the Law
Marvin Dana

The children of that pair have been overwhelmed , and found no such refuge.

Sketches from Memory (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Nathaniel Hawthorne

In fact, her mind had never been overwhelmed by a wasteful torrent of learning.

Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Maria Edgeworth

Gallant men of our own army will be overwhelmed unless we get up in time!

The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler

"Unfortunate me," continued Cornelius, overwhelmed with grief.

The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Tags: o, verb, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

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