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overwhelming

adjective uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈwel.mɪŋ/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
C1 difficult to fight against: She felt an overwhelming urge/desire/need to tell someone about what had happened. C1 very great or very large: She said how much she appreciated the overwhelming generosity of the public in responding to the appeal. An overwhelming majority have voted in favour of the proposal.
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