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Noun: violence  vI-(u-)lun(t)s
  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";
    - force
  2. The property of being wild or turbulent
    "the storm's violence";
    - ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, wildness, vehemency
  3. A turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Derived forms: violences

Type of: aggression, hostility, intensity, intensiveness, Sturm und Drang, turbulence, upheaval

Encyclopedia: Violence