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Synonyms for onset
ˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-on·set

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. onsetnoun

    An attack may be by word; an aggression is always by deed. An assault may be upon the person, an aggression is upon rights, possessions, etc. An invasion of a nation's territories is an act of aggression; an intrusion upon a neighboring estate is a trespass. Onslaught signifies intensely violent assault, as by an army or a desperado, tho it is sometimes used of violent speech.

    Synonyms:
    aggression, assault, attack, attack, encroachment, incursion, infringement, intrusion, invasion, onslaught, trespass

    Antonyms:
    defense, repulsion, resistance, retreat, submission, surrender

    Preposition:
    The enemy made an attack upon (or on) our works.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. onset, oncomingnoun

    the beginning or early stages

    "the onset of pneumonia"

    Synonyms:
    onrush, onslaught, oncoming, attack

  2. attack, onslaught, onset, onrushnoun

    (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

    "the attack began at dawn"

    Synonyms:
    attempt, approach, attack, oncoming, onrush, bombardment, plan of attack, fire, blast, flak, onslaught, tone-beginning, flack, outpouring, barrage

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. onsetnoun

    Synonyms:
    attack, assault, charge, storm, storming, first brunt

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How to use onset in a sentence?

  1. Robert Harrington:

    We don't want patients to come to the hospital who are not acutely ill, many cardiac conditions can be handled with a phone call, with a video visit to their provider. What we're really talking about is the onset of unprovoked severe symptoms that come on and are unremitting.

  2. Stephen Hanse:

    From the onset of this pandemic, nursing homes and assisted living providers have been on the front lines of the battle, the only way we will defeat this virus is working together with the State to ensure all nursing homes and assisted living providers are afforded the necessary resources to accomplish this goal. Hanse added : The States action today acknowledges the concerns providers voiced over the March 25thDepartment of Health advisory and we must continue to work together to implement solutions to assist long-term care providers. We are all in this together, and together, all of our actions must be directed at safeguarding our most vulnerable and lead us to overcome our present circumstances and create a stronger and safer future. Previously, Cuomo has seemed dismissive and resigned to defeat when asked about his state leading the nation in nursing-home deaths. Of the nations more than 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, a fifth of them about 5,300 are in New York, according to a count by The Associated Press, and the toll has been increasing by an average of 20 to 25 deaths a day for the past few weeks.

  3. Doug Bausch:

    When it's a sudden onset event, you don't have time for people to get out of the way.

  4. Vincenzo Berghella:

    Women always ask for a better sense of their delivery date in order to help them prepare for work leave, or to make contingency plans for sibling-care during labor, these are plans which help reduce a woman's anxiety about the onset of labor.

  5. Joel Kan:

    Increased economic uncertainty and prevalent affordability challenges are dissuading households from entering the market, leading to declining purchase activity that is close to lows last seen at the onset of the pandemic.


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