a sudden and severe onset of trouble
attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(noun)
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
"the attack began at dawn"
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"
A fierce attack.
A large quantity of people or things resembling an attack.
They opened the doors and prepared for the onslaught of holiday shoppers.
Origin: From anslaight (compare aanslag and Anschlag), equivalent to .
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
on′slawt, n. an attack or onset: assault. [A.S. on, on, sleaht, a stroke.]
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The numerical value of onslaught in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of onslaught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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We must make decisions even in the face of a populist onslaught - this does not faze me.
We can’t forget that trans people continue to face an onslaught of microaggressions every single day of their lives.
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.
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.
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.
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