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KokyS

Senior Member
arabic
Hi,
CentreVille is a pivotal 4 star brand within HM Group where we envision the development of many properties within the 1st, 2nd and 3rd tier cities across the globe.
On the back of the opening of our first property in Podgorica, Montenegro, we have been overwhelmed at the response and interest from owners and investors looking for a unique and experiential product for their development.
Does "overwhelmed" mean here "fascinated"?

Source: HM Group (Hotels and Restaurants)
Thanks,
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    o•ver•whelm (ō′vər hwelm, -welm),USA pronunciation v.t.
    1. to overcome completely in mind or feeling
    It's obviously hyperbole.
     

    ElleNas

    New Member
    English - Canada
    Hello KokyS,

    Well, the word "overwhelmed" isn't always positive. In this sentence specifically, "overwhelmed" has a negative tone to it. Try replacing the word "overwhelmed" with "unable to handle". So, the sentence would sound like ... "we have been unable to handle the response and interest from owners and investors ..."

    However, if you didn't write those sentences and are instead reading it from a website ... then I'm sure the writer meant to replace the word "overwhelmed" with "fascinated" (because they wouldn't want to make their business sound horrible)

    Hope that helps!
     
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