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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.


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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