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verb as in attack, usually with words

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Back in February, he assailed long-term care workers who declined the vaccine.

As warming mercilessly assailed them, I clung to the knowledge that the glacier I knew best remained the exception.

Cordell Hull, the congressman known as the “father” of the income tax, assailed the decision, according to scholar Marjorie Kornhauser.

Certainly, the past year alone has assailed each of us with the fear of covid infection, loneliness, the death of loved ones and sickening instances of racial and ethnic injustice.

Ahead of the vote, GOP lawmakers assailed the legislation as a defund-the-police effort.

Politics seems to assail Carvalho, forcing him to take up former cudgels and defend his corner.

The only group that it was okay to assail, she says, was liberals.

Days later, Al Gore suddenly surfaced after months of silence to assail President Obama for his failure to lead on climate change.

She felt the temptation assail her, as of late it had been assailing her faintly, to explore this territory.

The bishop and his episcopals can not be hair-brained enough to seek to restore old conditions and assail our liberty.

They did not understand this manouvre, and supposed it to signify that the lieutenant did not deem it prudent to assail them.

Without waiting for them to assail him, the youth dashed forward like a panther at bay.

If he wheeled about to assail the buck he was without a single weapon, while the Sioux was doubly armed.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to assail, such as: bash, berate, blast, criticize, impugn, and lambaste.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.