What is another word for onslaught?

Synonyms for onslaught
ˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-on·slaught

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term onslaught.

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

How to pronounce onslaught?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say onslaught in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#672run
#960fire
#1249spring
#1266approach
#1606battery
#2262attack
#3056attempt
#4817flood
#5685discharge
#6171assault
#6274offensive
#6477blast
#7722invasion
#8063fountain
#9330flush
#9984infringement
#11788bombing
#11826onset
#12225overflow
#12999intrusion
#15217aggression
#28247outflow
#30473onslaught
#33365trespass
#34340barrage
#38354bombardment
#39458encroachment
#39753gush
#43215flak
#44326flack
#48269shelling
#50731oncoming
#53663outpouring
#60311incursion
#289698onrush

How to use onslaught in a sentence?

  1. Rocio Nahle:

    And not come out at a time the economy is under pressure in all countries, come out with this onslaught.

  2. Charlie Sheen:

    And 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 the( alleged) threatening the health of so many others, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

  3. Jonah Blank:

    Iran backs Shi’a groups and Saudi Arabia backs ones that adhere to Saudi Arabia own strain of Sunni Muslims doctrine, iran sees this as a largely defensive operation – protecting co-religionists against a violent onslaught that the Pakistan state is unwilling or unable to stave off.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    As you know, I'm willing to send the military to defend our southern border if necessary, all 'cause -- because of the illegal immigration onslaught brought by the Democrats because they refuse to acknowledge or to change the laws, they like it. They also figure everybody coming in is going to vote Democrat, you know. Hey, they're not so stupid when you think about it, right?

Images & Illustrations of onslaught

  1. onslaught
    onslaught
    onslaught
    onslaught
    onslaught

Translations for onslaught

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for onslaught »

Translation

Find a translation for the onslaught synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"onslaught." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Aug. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/onslaught>.

Discuss these onslaught synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for onslaught?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following is a synonym of Mire?
    • A. Think
    • B. Separate
    • C. Prominent
    • D. Sink

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for onslaught: