Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun onslaught

3 senses of onslaught

Sense 1
onslaught -- (a sudden and severe onset of trouble)
       => trouble -- (an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble")

Sense 2
attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")
       => operation, military operation -- (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

Sense 3
barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaught -- (the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake")
       => language, linguistic communication -- (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written")

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