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Meaning & Definition of Violence in English

English

Violence

/vaɪələns/

noun

1. 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:
  • violence
  • ,
  • force

2. The property of being wild or turbulent

  • "The storm's violence"
    synonym:
  • ferocity
  • ,
  • fierceness
  • ,
  • furiousness
  • ,
  • fury
  • ,
  • vehemence
  • ,
  • violence
  • ,
  • wildness

3. A turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

    synonym:
  • violence

Examples of using

Health groups have called for an urgent summit to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence, which has reached epidemic proportions throughout the country.
She didn't live a single day of her life without violence.
Anybody who once proclaimed violence to be his method, must inexorably choose lie as his principle.