From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverwhelmingo‧ver‧whelm‧ing /ˌəʊvəˈwelmɪŋ $ ˌoʊvər-/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1CONFUSEDhaving such a great effect on you that you feel confused and do not know how to react 🔊 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 🔊 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.