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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Attack; onset; aggression; assault. “By storm and onslaught to proceed.”
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The numerical value of onslaught in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of onslaught in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of onslaught in a Sentence
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.
In order to sell the onslaught of baby stuff -- and this includes sleep' methods' or parenting' styles' -- you need to create a right and wrong.
It is an onslaught ... We do not have the resources to process all the applicants. We have to pick-and-choose, prioritising the least risky applicants.
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.
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