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English noun: violence

1. violence (act) an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)


SamplesHe may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one.


Synonymsforce


Broader (hypernym)aggression, hostility


Narrower (hyponym)domestic violence, public violence, riot, road rage

2. violence (attribute) the property of being wild or turbulent


SamplesThe storm's violence.


Synonymsferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, wildness


Broader (hypernym)intensity, intensiveness


Narrower (hyponym)savageness, savagery

3. violence (state) a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.


Broader (hypernym)Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval


Narrower (hyponym)rage









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