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adjective as in attacked

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When I got out of the car I was assailed by another of the noxious stinks that Lufkin is distinguished for.

Then the GOP could have assailed his competence not his morality or patriotism.

For working class voters, especially in the Midwest battlegrounds, he assailed the tax incentives for shopping jobs overseas.

Armstrong assailed “the deal that Tygart allegedly struck here.”

The response of the Obama administration has been widely assailed as “weak” and “coddling” of a “Chinese dictatorship.”

Belief in his own value had never been thus assailed before; that he was indispensable had been an ultimate assurance.

But among the conflicting sensations which assailed her, there was neither shame nor remorse.

As others are, they were assailed from without and within with temptations to fail in their duty; and before those they fell.

Stepping briskly aside, he was up to the table, and his busy blade drove back the man who assailed him across it.

He had therefore little right to expect indulgence from the party which he had unfairly and malignantly assailed.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to assailed, such as: besieged, bombarded, bombed, invaded, stormed, and fired upon.

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