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violence

vi·o·lence

violence

 
pronunciation:
vaI lns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong force that can harm or damage.
The violence of the hurricane lasted a few hours.
similar words:
force, fury, intensity
definition 2: the causing of pain or harm, usually intentionally but sometimes because of loss of mental control.
These recent acts of violence have made the students afraid.
synonyms:
assault, attack, outburst
similar words:
bloodshed
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