- When you have way too much homework to ever do, this is an example of a time when you have an overwhelming amount of work.
- When you are feeling a strong amount of sadness, this is an example of overwhelming sadness.
The definition of overwhelming is something that is overpowering, great in amount or strength.
Overpowering in effect or strength: overwhelming joy; an overwhelming majority.
- Present participle of to overwhelm.
(comparative more overwhelming, superlative most overwhelming)