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onset

noun

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  1. 1 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence the walls withstood the onset of the first battalion Synonyms of onset aggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, attack, onslaught, raid, rush, strikeWords Related to onset ambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammyNear Antonyms of onset defense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter

  2. 2 the point at which something begins the claim that if you take enough vitamin C at the onset of a cold, you'll often recover faster Synonyms of onset alpha, baseline, birth, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, beginning, outset, start, thresholdWords Related to onset drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut (also début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youthNear Antonyms of onset cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windupAntonyms of onset close, conclusion, end, ending, omega


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