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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverpoweringo‧ver‧pow‧er‧ing /ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ◂ $ ˌoʊvərˈpaʊr-/ adjective  1 STRONG FEELING OR BELIEFSTRONG TASTE OR SMELLvery strongintense an overpowering smell of rotten flesh He felt an overpowering desire to slap her.2 STRONG PERSONsomeone who is overpowering has such a strong character that they make other people feel uncomfortable or afraid syn overbearingoverpoweringly adverb
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overpoweringHer loneliness was overpowering.The smell is human, raw, and overpowering.They were in plain clothes and, in his opinion, drunk, arrogant and overpowering.As it was, she was Désirée without that inimitable charm, that overpowering charisma.How does a son live his own life in the shadow of an overpowering father who is also a worldwide star?Prince's music makes me think of Des Esseintes's symphony of perfumes: exquisite, heady, overpowering, slightly nauseous.An overpowering smell of Freesia perfume hung around her like a cloud.an overpowering smellBut Hector, with his booming laugh, was so large and overpowering that he made it worse.
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