Overwhelm vs Overjoyed - What's the difference?

overwhelm | overjoyed |


As verbs the difference between overwhelm and overjoyed

is that overwhelm is to engulf, surge over and submerge while overjoyed is (overjoy).

As an adjective overjoyed is

very happy.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

overwhelm

English

Verb

  • To engulf, surge over and submerge.
  • The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
  • To overpower, crush.
  • In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.
  • * Bible, Psalms lxxviii. 53
  • The sea overwhelmed their enemies.
  • To overpower emotionally.
  • He was overwhelmed with guilt.
    Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
  • To cause to surround, to cover.
  • (Papin)

    Derived terms

    * overwhelming

    See also

    * too many balls in the air

    overjoyed

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Very happy
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (head)
  • (overjoy)