Onset
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Onset [on-set]

NOUN

NOUN

  • The beginning of something, especially something unpleasant.

  • An assault or attack.

Example

"The onset of the pandemic has disrupted everything completely."

"The onset of the season of Viral fever is very worrisome."

Synonyms

Commencement, Inception, Outset, Opening, Start

Antonyms

End, Conclusion, Finish, Completion, Ending

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