Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overshadow

3 senses of overshadow

Sense 1
overshadow, dominate, eclipse -- (be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness")
       => brood, hover, loom, bulk large -- (hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long")

Sense 2
shadow, overshadow, dwarf -- (make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year")
       => dominate, command, overlook, overtop -- (look down on; "The villa dominates the town")

Sense 3
overshadow -- (cast a shadow upon; "The tall tree overshadowed the house")
       => obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist -- (make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley")

2024, Cloud WordNet Browser