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Onslaught synonyms
ŏn'slôt', ôn'-
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A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place.
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  1. A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place.
  2. The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
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  1. The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
  2. An invading or being invaded
  3. An intrusion or encroachment:
A forward rush or flow.
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  1. A forward rush or flow.
  2. A headlong dash forward; strong onward rush
  3. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
An artificial obstruction, such as a dam or irrigation channel, built in a watercourse to increase its depth or to divert its flow.
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  1. An artificial obstruction, such as a dam or irrigation channel, built in a watercourse to increase its depth or to divert its flow.
  2. A curtain of artillery fire laid down to keep enemy forces from moving, or to cover or prepare the way for one's own forces, esp. in attack
  3. A heavy, prolonged attack of words, blows, etc.
Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
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  1. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
  2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks:
  3. An unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations
A violent physical attack, as with blows.
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  1. A violent physical attack, as with blows.
  2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
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  1. An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
  2. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
  3. Scoring ability or potential:
An effort or a try.
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  1. An effort or a try.
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An attack; an assault:
The person, army, etc. that is attacking
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  1. The person, army, etc. that is attacking
  2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  3. The team in possession of the ball or puck, or those players whose primary duty is to attempt to score.
A physical or military attack or assault:
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  1. A physical or military attack or assault:
  2. An attack or hostile action, esp. by armed forces
  3. Attitude or position of attack
A forward rush or flow.
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  1. A forward rush or flow.
  2. A headlong dash forward; strong onward rush
  3. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
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  1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  2. (Archaic) An attack by military forces; an assault.
  3. An attack; assault
A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
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  1. A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
  2. An attack, especially a military air attack on a single group of targets.
  3. (Sports) A scoring attempt, often resulting in a goal.
Find another word for onslaught. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for onslaught, like: assault, invasion, onrush, barrage, attack, aggression, assailment, assault, attack, attempt and offense.