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VIOLENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does violence mean? 

VIOLENCE (noun)
  The noun VIOLENCE has 3 senses:

1. an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
2. the property of being wild or turbulent
3. a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

  Familiarity information: VIOLENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIOLENCE (noun)


Sense 1violence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

violence; force

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("violence" is a kind of...):

aggression; hostility (violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violence"):

domestic violence (violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women)

road rage (violence exhibited by drivers in traffic)

public violence; riot (a public act of violence by an unruly mob)


Sense 2violence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being wild or turbulent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ferocity; fierceness; furiousness; wildness; vehemence; violence; fury

Context example:

the storm's violence

Hypernyms ("violence" is a kind of...):

intensity; intensiveness (high level or degree; the property of being intense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violence"):

savageness; savagery (the property of being untamed and ferocious)


Sense 3violence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("violence" is a kind of...):

Sturm und Drang; turbulence; upheaval (a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "violence"):

rage (violent state of the elements)


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