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Synonyms for onset
ˈɒnˌsɛt, ˈɔn-on·set

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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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  1. onsetnoun

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

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How to use onset in a sentence?

  1. Zev Wainberg:

    Based on this data, if you're a minority and you develop recent-onset diabetes, you should talk to your doctor about the implications of that for developing cancer, especially if you have any symptoms of pancreatic cancer.

  2. Wendy Troxel:

    There’s even some evidence that sleep disturbances can predict the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  3. Jeff Goldblum:

    I don’t know anything about what I’m talking about. But let’s utter the word ‘entropy’ and ‘systems’ and how things break down, before the butterfly comes out of the chrysalis, the caterpillar has some convulsions, chaotic convulsions. But it’s not death, necessarily. It’s the onset of transformation.

  4. Xuemei Sui:

    It does not matter how old men are when they exercise ; they can benefit at any stage, of course, the younger they start exercise, the later the onset of high cholesterol, especially before 60 years old when cholesterol tends to increase with aging.

  5. Jorge Chavarro:

    The biggest limitation of our data, by far, is the fact that we did not have access to labor and delivery records of our study participants and therefore we do not know what the exact indication for cesarean was, nor the timing of cesarean delivery in relation to onset of labor which could have clarified some important questions.


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