Definitions for violenceˈvaɪ ə ləns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vi•o•lenceˈvaɪ ə ləns(n.)
swift and intense force.
rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment.
an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power.
a violent act or proceeding.
rough or immoderate vehemence, as of feeling or language.
damage, as through distortion of meaning or fact:
to do violence to a translation.
an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
"he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness(noun)
the property of being wild or turbulent
"the storm's violence"
a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
violence(noun)ˈvaɪ ə ləns
the use of physical force against people or things
to protest violence against ethnic minorities; an outbreak of violence in the city; too much violence shown on TV
violenceˈvaɪ ə ləns
violence between family members
The violence of the storm, fortunately, was more awesome than destructive.
Action intended to cause destruction, pain, or suffering.
We try to avoid violence in resolving conflicts.
Violence between the government and the rebels continues.
The translation does violence to the original novel.
the quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force
injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault
ravishment; rape; constupration
to assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.
Translations for violence
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
great roughness and force, often causing severe physical injury or damage
I was amazed at the violence of his temper; She was terrified by the violence of the storm.
- violênciaPortuguese (BR)
- die HeftigkeitGerman
- βία, βιαιότητα, σφοδρότηταGreek
- ägedus, vägivaldsusEstonian
- हिंसा, प्रचंडता, प्रबलताHindi
- ofbeldi, ofsiIcelandic
- stiprumas, jėga, siautėjimas, smurtasLithuanian
- spēks; niknums; vardarbībaLatvian
- vold(somhet), brutalitetNorwegian
- gwałtowność, przemocPolish
- زور، قوت، تشدد، اجبار: تيرى، سپكاوى: سختي، توندي، پارېدنه: تاوPashto
- násilie, hrubosť, prudkosť, silaSlovak
- våld, våldsamhetSwedish
- 猛烈，暴力Chinese (Trad.)
- несамовитість, шаленістьUkrainian
- sự hung dữVietnamese
- 暴力，猛烈，强烈Chinese (Simp.)
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