Synonyms for assailant
- hit person
- opposite number
- trigger person
Antonyms for assailant
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSAILANT
The assailant must say "This hurts me more than it hurts you."
He could not even guess at his assailant, much less reach him.
He did not know why she told him all that, and he could not learn from her anything about his assailant.
She grasped the arm of her assailant and struggled with all her might, but to no purpose.
He parried the blow on his sabre, and with the flat of it knocked his assailant senseless.
From the belt of her assailant she grasped a knife and lunged at his face as he held her.
It is not strange that when harpooned it should retaliate by attacking its assailant.
In every attack there seems to be a moment when success is in the assailant's grasp.
The assailant could be no other than the rightful heir of Ellangowan, Harry Bertram.
And then he made a clutch for his assailant, catching him by the foot.
1530s, from French assailant, noun use of present participle of assailir (see assail). Earlier in same sense was assailer (c.1400).
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