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violence

noun

1 violence

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.

synonym: force.

Roget 964: lawlessness; illicitness; breach of law, violation of law, infraction of the law; disobedience etc. 742; unconformity etc. 83.    arbitrariness etc. adj.; ... show more

Dutch: bruutheid, geweld, gewelddadigheid



2 violence

The property of being wild or turbulent:
— The storm's violence.

synonyms: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, wildness.

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Dutch: woestheid
Polish: srogość

3 violence

A turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc..

Dutch: geweld
Polish: gwałt, przemoc


Moby thesaurus: Alecto, Megaera, Nemesis, Tisiphone, abuse, acerbity, acidity, acridity, acrimony, agitability, animality, argumentum baculinum, assault, astringency, atrociousness, atrocity, attack, barbarity, barbarousness, beastliness ... show more.

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