1CONFUSEDhaving such a great effect on you that you feel confused and do not know how to react 难以抗拒的，令人不知所措的
an overwhelming sense of guilt
She felt an overwhelming desire to hit him.
She found the city quite overwhelming when she first arrived.
2LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTvery large or greater, more important etc than any other 巨大的，压倒性的
There is overwhelming evidence that smoking damages your health.
An overwhelming majority of the members were against the idea.
The proposal has been given overwhelming support.
The British Air Force succeeded despite overwhelming odds against them.
Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill.
Examples from the Corpus
overwhelming• The evidence against them is overwhelming.• The odds against them were overwhelming.• Lindsey found herself battling against an almost overwhelming and totally illogicaldesire to run her fingers through its neatness.• She had several almost overwhelming desires.• This was the most overwhelming experience I had ever had and I wanted to understand it.• an overwhelming experience• She had an overwhelmingfear of syphilis, and the pattern of her tippling was similar to that with other addictivesubstances.• Christina Rossetti wanted to convey a particular feeling of overwhelmingjoy.• A resolution to maintain the truce was carried by an overwhelmingmajority.• She had an overwhelmingurge to call Mel again in New York.
VERBS | ADVERBVERBS➤be, seem難以抵擋；好像難以抵擋▸➤become變得勢不可擋ADVERB➤completely, quite完全壓倒性的；勢不可擋的▸➤almost幾乎壓倒性的◇The urge to look was almost overwhelming. 想看一眼的衝動幾乎按捺不住。➤a little, pretty (especially NAmE) 有點兒壓倒一切的◇All these new experiences were a little overwhelming. 所有這些全新的體驗有點兒讓人無法完全適應。➤apparently, seemingly貌似勢不可擋的◇seemingly overwhelming obstacles 貌似無法逾越的障礙