Overwhelmed

  • To overcome completely in mind or feeling
  • Have a strong emotional effect on.
  • Bury or drown beneath a huge mess of something, especially water.
  • To overpower or overcome, especially with superior force; destroy; crush.
  • Complete defeat.

Synonyms:

Crush, drub, overcome, total, bury, destroy, overthrow, rout, inundate, thrash, swamp, deluge, overflow, overrun, win, drown, submerge, defeat, massacre, overpower, whip, conquer, engulf, smother. Move, stir, affect, touch, impress, sweep someone off their feet, strike, stun, make emotional, dumbfound, shake, disturb, devastate, take aback, daze, spell bind, dazzle, floor, leave speechless, take someones breath away, stagger; (informal) Bowl over, blow away, knock/hit for six, knock sideways, blow someones mind, get to.

“She was overwhelmed by a sense of tragedy.”

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(Shown in Notebook 1, pages 29 – 31).