Definitions and Examples of unbalance, overwhelm
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To upset the balance or equilibrium of something.
The sudden gust of wind caused the tree to unbalance and fall over.
To defeat or overcome someone or something completely; to be too much to handle.
The team was overwhelmed by the opponent's aggressive play and lost the game.
Key Differences: unbalance vs overwhelm
- 1Unbalance refers to a loss of balance or equilibrium, while counterweigh means to balance or offset the weight of something.
- 2Overwhelm implies being defeated or overcome completely, whereas counterweigh implies balancing or offsetting the weight of something.
Effective Usage of unbalance, overwhelm
- 1Engineering: Use counterweigh to describe the process of balancing weights in machines and structures.
- 2Sports: Use overwhelm to describe a team or player dominating their opponent.
- 3Emotions: Use unbalance to describe a feeling of instability or unease.
The antonyms of counterweigh are unbalance and overwhelm. While counterweigh means to balance or offset the weight of something, unbalance refers to a loss of balance or equilibrium, and overwhelm implies being defeated or overcome completely. These words can be used in various contexts such as engineering, sports, and emotions.