assailant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French asaillant, from the verb asaillir (to jump on), from Latin assaliō, itself from ad (to, towards) + saliō (to jump).

Noun[edit]

assailant (plural assailants)

  1. Someone who attacks or assails another violently, or criminally; an attacker.
  2. (figuratively, by extension) A hostile critic or opponent.

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Adjective[edit]

assailant (not comparable)

  1. Assailing; attacking.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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