Synonyms for onset

Synonyms for (noun) onset

Synonyms: onrush, onset, onslaught, attack

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

Usage: the attack began at dawn

Similar words: military operation, operation

Definition: activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)

Usage: it was a joint operation of the navy and air force


Synonyms: onset, oncoming

Definition: the beginning or early stages

Usage: the onset of pneumonia

Similar words: start

Definition: the beginning of anything

Usage: it was off to a good start