Associations to the word «Assail»


ASSAIL, verb. To attack violently using words or force.

Dictionary definition

ASSAIL, verb. Attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly".
ASSAIL, verb. Launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week".
ASSAIL, verb. Attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley