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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. Johanna Olson-Kennedy:

    We can’t forget that trans people continue to face an onslaught of microaggressions every single day of their lives.

  2. Michelle Krebs:

    It will be especially challenging for Tesla as it desperately tries to rack up more quarterly profits after having one in the third quarter, and it faces an onslaught of competitors in the next couple of years.

  3. Khalid Saleh:

    Through the ongoing onslaught on Aleppo, The Russians seeks to tip the balance of power on the ground in favor of the Assad regime, with the aim of imposing a political solution favorable to The Russians.

  4. 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.

  5. David S. McAlvaney:

    Thus perhaps the most dangerous of all socialist attacks on America in the 1990s is the onslaught to register and confiscate America's firearms. America cannot be subjugated to communism or a socialist dictatorship until Americans are first disarmed. Poland has strict gun control; so does Cambodia, Russia, and Red China. Over 100 million people were brutally slaughtered in those countries, but first they were disarmed. The danger to people when they can't own guns is far greater than any danger gun ownership can ever create.


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