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violation

vi·o·la·tion

violation

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI leI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of violating.
The football player is being sued for violation of his contract.
synonyms:
breach, defilement, infringement, offense, transgression
antonyms:
observance
similar words:
abuse, blasphemy, corruption, crime, dishonor, disturbance, encroachment, infraction, invasion, offense, outrage, pollution, sacrilege, sin, transgression, trespass
definition 2: the result of such an act.
synonyms:
breach, infringement
similar words:
disruption, disturbance, encroachment, invasion, offense, outrage, transgression, trespass
definition 3: the condition of being violated.
similar words:
contamination, corruption, defilement, disruption, disturbance
definition 4: desecration.
definition 5: sexual assault; rape.
synonyms:
assault, rape
similar words:
abuse, dishonor, molestation, perversion
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derivation: violational (adj.)