a : exertion of physical force so as to injure or abuse (as in warfare effecting illegal entry into a house)
b : an instance of violent treatment or procedure
: injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation : outrage
a : intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force <the violence of the storm>
b : vehement feeling or expression : fervor; also : an instance of such action or feeling
c : a clashing or jarring quality : discordance
: undue alteration (as of wording or sense in editing a text)
Examples of VIOLENCE
- They need to learn how to settle their arguments without resorting to violence.
- movies filled with sex and violence
- The violence of the storm caused great fear.
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