Overpowering vs Startling - What's the difference?

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Overpowering is a related term of startling.


As verbs the difference between overpowering and startling

is that overpowering is while startling is .

As adjectives the difference between overpowering and startling

is that overpowering is that overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming while startling is likely to startle; surprising; shocking.

overpowering

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, so that the actual structure which had come down to posterity retained the secret magic of a promise rather than the overpowering splendour of a great architectural achievement.}}

    startling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Likely to startle; surprising; shocking.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 27 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Man City , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=That startling admission capped a miserable night for City as they arrived in Germany following an unbeaten start to the season.}}

    Synonyms

    * alarming

    Derived terms

    * startlingly