Definitions for onslaughtˈɒnˌslɔt, ˈɔn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onslaught(noun)

    a sudden and severe onset of trouble

  2. attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(noun)

    (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

    "the attack began at dawn"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. onslaught(Noun)

    A fierce attack.

  2. onslaught(Noun)

    A large quantity of people or things resembling an attack.

    They opened the doors and prepared for the onslaught of holiday shoppers.

  3. Origin: From anslaight (compare aanslag and Anschlag), equivalent to .

Freebase

  1. Onslaught

    Onslaught is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in X-Man #15, and was co-created by writers Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, and artist Andy Kubert. The character of Onslaught has also been featured in video games and toy merchandise.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We must make decisions even in the face of a populist onslaught - this does not faze me.

  2. Peter Tuz:

    People are waiting for an onslaught of earnings, there's been enough negative guidance about the future to make people skeptical about the direction of the market.

  3. Erik Milito:

    Another duplicative rule at a time when methane emissions are already falling and on top of an onslaught of other new BLM and EPA regulations could drive more energy production off federal lands.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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