Definition of bombardment in English:



  • 1A continuous attack with bombs, shells, or other missiles.

    ‘an aerial bombardment will precede the attack’
    • ‘It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place.’
    • ‘The countryside of Pisa had been ravaged by aerial bombardments and artillery barrages, leaving only a wilderness of roofless houses and smoking craters.’
    • ‘The men kill time collecting the small parachutes from the shells in between attacks and bombardments.’
    • ‘On the other front, Germans frequently mistook Soviet mortar barrages for aerial bombardments.’
    • ‘The men suffered continuous shell and mortar bombardment followed by ferocious counter-attacks.’
    shelling, strafing, pounding, pelting, blitz, air raid, strafe, bombing
    barrage, strike, attack, assault, onslaught
    cannonade, fusillade
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    1. 1.1A continuous flow of questions, criticisms, or information.
      ‘a steady bombardment of emails and phone calls’
      • ‘So if massive ad bombardments no longer are the way to build brands, what do these authors recommend?’
      • ‘But one thing we know is the brain craves simplicity especially in the face of today's media bombardment.’
      • ‘Local stories, accents, and images are drowned out by a multi-channel bombardment of glossy programming, bearing little resemblance to the Caribbean experience.’
      • ‘Even grief, with all its emotional gravity, is nevertheless subject to being lost in the bombardment of consecutive experiences.’
      • ‘Less than a month to the elections, and ahead lies a bombardment of mind-numbing party political messages to rival the deadly effusions of a Death Star.’
      • ‘I strongly feel that your campaign stirs up unnecessary resentment towards a service that has received a constant bombardment of criticism.’
      • ‘The show's overstuffed visual style seems perfectly suited to today's MTV-era of image bombardment.’
      • ‘Today's report says the bombardment of children with messages of what is cool pits children against each other and their parents.’
      • ‘The mood in the American population was markedly subdued as well, outside of the pockets of pro-war zealots and despite (or perhaps because of) the media bombardment.’
      • ‘Some see restaurants as a last refuge, the only place left to escape bombardment by warnings about what not to eat.’
      • ‘But then slowly, inexorably, the great occasion descended into torpor - deliberately induced by a classic Brownite bombardment of figures, forecasts and the odd indisputable fact.’
      • ‘But consumer tolerance of marketing bombardment is wearing thin.’
      • ‘Web users are getting fed up with the bombardment of irrelevant messages every time they log on.’
      • ‘Companies can use the service too, but will that mean a bombardment of spam?’
      • ‘No one escaped his bombardment of phone calls, faxes and e-mails.’
      • ‘This process involves a sort of sensory bombardment.’
      • ‘Stark warnings and a constant bombardment of information on the fragile nature of Earth's environment surround us on a weekly basis.’