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.
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
Violence is the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against a person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. This definition associates intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces. Globally, violence takes the lives of more than 1.5 million people annually: just over 50% due to suicide, some 35% due to homicide, and just over 12% as a direct result of war or some other form of conflict. For each single death due to violence, there are dozens of hospitalizations, hundreds of emergency department visits, and thousands of doctors' appointments. Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for victims' physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development. Violence, however, is preventable. Evidence shows strong relationships between levels of violence and potentially modifiable factors such as concentrated poverty, income and gender inequality, the harmful use of alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and parents. Scientific research shows that strategies addressing the underlying causes of violence can be effective in preventing violence. Examples of scientifically credible strategies to prevent violence include nurse home-visiting and parenting education to prevent child maltreatment; life skills training for children ages 6–18 years; school-based programmes to address gender norms and attitudes; reducing alcohol availability and misuse through enactment and enforcement of liquor licensing laws, taxation and pricing; reducing access to guns and knives; and promoting gender equality by, for instance, supporting the economic empowerment of women.
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'violence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1849
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'violence' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2446
Rank popularity for the word 'violence' in Nouns Frequency: #835
The numerical value of violence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of violence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Love is stronger than violence.
Violence is never, ever acceptable.
So love wins in this play, not violence.
Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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Translations for violence
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- violènciaCatalan, Valencian
- Gewalt, Gewalttätigkeiten, GewalttatenGerman
- βία, αδικίαGreek
- rajuus, vääryys, väkivalta, voimakeinot, väkivaltaisuudetFinnish
- violence, la violenceFrench
- brùidealachd, ainneart, èiginnScottish Gaelic
- 暴力, 猛威, 歪曲, 曲解Japanese
- tūkeri, whakarekerekeMāori
- неправда, насилствоMacedonian
- gwałtowność, gwałt, przemocPolish
- hostilidade, violência, injustiçaPortuguese
- неистовство, сила, насилие, жестокостьRussian
- nèprāvda, násīlje, žestìna, silòvitōstSerbo-Croatian
- våld, våldsverkanSwedish
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