Overwhelming vs Startling - What's the difference?

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Overwhelming is a related term of startling.


As verbs the difference between overwhelming and startling

is that overwhelming is present participle of to overwhelm while startling is .

As adjectives the difference between overwhelming and startling

is that overwhelming is overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong while startling is likely to startle; surprising; shocking.

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

    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