An onslaught is a sudden attack. When the enemy comes in waves, they are attacking in an onslaught.

  • The enemy came in an onslaught and started to attack our troops.

  • The candidate came out with an onslaught of ads during the last few days of the campaign.

Definition of onslaught


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


attack, onrush, onset


the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)


barrage, bombardment, outpouring


a sudden and severe onset of trouble

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Example Sentences for onslaught

  • 1

    The onslaught of infiltrators to the area was unbearable.

  • 2

    The troops are routed by the sudden onslaught.

  • 3

    Jharipani means drizzle and the onslaught of monsoons.

  • 4

    The subsequent onslaught by the enemy is particularly heavy.

  • 5

    The beginning of the 19th Century was marked by the onslaught of the Pindaris.

  • 6

    Respected editors must show solidarity in the face of the onslaught.

  • 7

    She personally led the war and continued the onslaught on the Mughals.

  • 8

    I have removed because of the oncoming onslaught of viewership.

  • 9

    The center defended itself from the onslaught of people protesting.

  • 10

    The drone is fascinated with the endless onslaught of data, and demands more.