View synonyms for bombarded


[ bom-bahr-did ]


  1. attacked or battered with artillery fire or bombs:

    The novel vividly describes a tangle of cloth, broken dishes, shards of metal, and mud—all that remained of the bombarded village.

  2. vigorously and repeatedly assailed or addressed, as with questions, demands, messages, etc.:

    The main challenge for marketers is not only to reach but to genuinely engage the already bombarded consumer.

  3. Physics. subjected to a stream of high-energy particles or radiation:

    On directing alpha rays at the sample, the scientist observed that the bombarded beryllium emitted a subatomic particle having mass but no charge.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of bombard.

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Other Words From

  • un·bom·bard·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bombarded1

First recorded in 1705–15; bombard + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; bombard + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

“People are getting bombarded,” says Baker, and the need for reform is not a hard sell with these voters.

After the show, Mollie says she was bombarded online and in real life with praise.

She claims Hollande has bombarded her with text messages, as many as 29 a day.

Last week, for example, Israeli forces bombarded a beach where boys were playing soccer.

I was immediately bombarded with angry tweets from outraged men.

British cannonaded and bombarded the town of Charlotte at the mouth of Genesee river.

Plassenburg Castle was besieged, bombarded, taken by famine and burnt; much was burnt and torn to waste.

This town had been bombarded by the Germans early in the war.

The wall opposite presented the appearance of having been bombarded with fresh livers and baptized with sausage-meat.

The allies bombarded Odessa on April 22, taking good care, however, not to destroy English property in the city.


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