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Synonyms for onset
ˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onset, oncoming(noun)

    the beginning or early stages

    "the onset of pneumonia"

    Synonyms:
    onrush, onslaught, oncoming, attack

  2. attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(noun)

    (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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. onset(n)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onset(n.)

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

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