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Overwhelming vs Disturb - What's the difference?

overwhelming | disturb |

As verbs the difference between overwhelming and disturb

is that overwhelming is present participle of to overwhelm while disturb is to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.

As an adjective overwhelming

is overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong.

As a noun disturb is

(obsolete) disturbance.

overwhelming

English

Verb

(head)
  • Present participle of to overwhelm .
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong.
  • *
  • The vote was taken at once, and it was agreed by an overwhelming majority that rats were comrades.
  • Very great or intense.
  • Extreme.
  • Antonyms

    * underwhelming

    disturb

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
  • The noisy ventilation disturbed me during the exam.
    The performance was disturbed twice by a ringing mobile phone.
    A school of fish disturbed the water.
  • to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
  • A mudslide disturbed the course of the river.
    The trauma disturbed his mind.
  • * Milton
  • disturb his inmost counsels from their destined aim
  • to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
  • A disturbing film that tries to explore the mind of a serial killer.
    His behaviour is very disturbing .

    Derived terms

    * disturbance

    Noun

  • (obsolete) disturbance
  • (Milton)