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Synonyms for onslaught
ˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-on·slaught

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. onslaughtnoun

    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, onset, trespass

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. onslaughtnoun

    a sudden and severe onset of trouble

    Synonyms:
    onrush, outpouring, bombardment, attack, onset, barrage

  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, onset, tone-beginning, flack, outpouring, barrage

  3. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaughtnoun

    the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

    "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"

    Synonyms:
    battery, onrush, overflow, spring, fountain, onset, shelling, bombardment, discharge, gush, flood, run, attack, barrage, bombing, natural spring, barrage fire, outpouring, flush, outflow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onslaughtnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "onslaught":

    attack, offensive, assault

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How to use onslaught in a sentence?

  1. Paton Walsh:

    I think the hope amongst the Peshmerga and the coalition is that the level of manpower they have here, their dominance in the skies, means potentially this could be over in days, but with a town of this size which had tens of thousands living in it before -- which ISIS has had months to prepare for an onslaught against -- this could turn out to be trickier than some are hoping.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Britt Slabinski and Britt Slabinski team didn't even hesitate for a moment... they went back to that mountain... they jumped out onto a furious onslaught of machine gun fire... and charged uphill toward the enemy.

  3. Charlie Sheen:

    Charlie Sheen said Charlie Sheen found out Charlie Sheen was HIV positive about four years ago. Charlie Sheen symptoms began with crushing headaches. I thought I had a brain tumor, Charlie Sheen recalled. I thought it was over. The star said Charlie Sheen was coming forward with the truth because of the rumors in the press surrounding Charlie Sheen health. I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth. Charlie Sheen said the most hurtful rumor Charlie Sheen read claimed Charlie Sheen intentionally transmitted the disease to Charlie Sheen partners. That’s as far from the truth as anything can be, Charlie Sheen said. Drug and alcohol use have marred Sheen's personal and professional life in recent years. Charlie Sheen was kicked off CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2011 after an explosive meltdown that included calling the show's producer a contaminated little maggot. Charlie Sheen escapades have also included the revelation that Charlie Sheen spent more than $ 50,000 as a client of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss' prostitution ring. You can only hear ‘ winning ’ in the streets so many times, i am approaching a time of more of a philanthropic culture in my life.

  4. Joe Biden:

    President Putin continues to call for new peace plans as his troops roll through the Ukrainian countryside and he absolutely ignores every agreement that his country has signed in the past and he has signed recently, we, the United States, and Europe as a whole, have to stand with Ukraine at this moment. Ukraine needs our financial assistance and support as it pursues reforms and even in the face, in the face of this military onslaught.

  5. Elizabeth Isadora Gold:

    In order to sell the onslaught of baby stuff -- and this includes sleep' methods' or parenting' styles' -- you need to create a right and wrong.


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