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violence

vi·o·lence

violence

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI lns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: strong, damaging force.
The violence of the hurricane lasted a few hours.
synonyms:
ferocity, turbulence
similar words:
force, fury, intensity, rigor, severity
definition 2: the intentional or uncontrollable causing of pain, injury, or harm.
As incidents of violence increase, people live in fear.Many complain that there is too much violence depicted in movies.
synonyms:
assault, attack, force, outburst, rampage
similar words:
bloodshed
definition 3: power or force used to cause fear, pain, or harm.
A corrupt government will use violence to achieve its goals.When the owners would not listen, the workers resorted to violence.
synonyms:
brutality
similar words:
force, oppression, power
definition 4: the vehement, forceful expression of feeling or use of language.
He said these last words with sudden violence.
synonyms:
fervor, fury, passion, rage
similar words:
ardor, craziness, excess, frenzy, madness
definition 5: harm caused by misrepresentation of motive or meaning.
Her performance did violence to that play.
similar words:
damage, harm, injury, injustice, profanation, wrong
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