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Synonyms for onslaught
ˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onslaught(noun)

    a sudden and severe onset of trouble

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

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

  3. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaught(noun)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. onslaught(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, onset, trespass

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. onslaught(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    attack, offensive, assault

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How to use onslaught in a sentence?

  1. Martin Sheen:

    I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of subtruths 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, i am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive.

  2. Gabrielle Union:

    Honestly Gabrielle Union's just one big anxiety attack, between the global pandemic that the world is experiencing and waking up every day to the brutalization, the murder of black bodies.... [ it's daily ]... the nonstop onslaught of trauma... I don't even know if anxiety is a big enough word.

  3. The Global Zero report:

    At the brink of conflict, nuclear command and warning networks around the world may be besieged by electronic intruders whose onslaught degrades the coherence and rationality of nuclear decision-making.

  4. Linda Rosen:

    The demand for STEM knowledge far outpaces the supply, in an increasingly complex world where we're drenched with input and data, American millennials, despite the fact that they're digital natives, don't have the technological skills to make sense of this onslaught of information.

  5. Marius Jurgilas:

    It is an onslaught ... We do not have the resources to process all the applicants. We have to pick-and-choose, prioritising the least risky applicants.


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