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Synonyms for onslaught
ˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-on·slaught

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.2 / 5 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. onslaughtnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Phil Robertson:

    The Myanmar military onslaught has increasingly targeted civilians with indiscriminate artillery attacks and aerial bombings that amount to soldiers wantonly retaliating against populations living near spots where Arakan Army has staged ambushes or IED attacks.

  3. Rocio Nahle:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Doug Ducey:

    Instead of celebrating American history the week of our nation's independence, Nike has apparently decided that Betsy Ross is unworthy, and has bowed to the current onslaught of political correctness and historical revisionism.


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