Thesaurus

violence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of violence

  1. 1 the use of brute strength to cause harm to a person or property the police believe that the woman died of natural causes rather than as a result of violence Synonyms of violence force, foul play Words Related to violence coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, pressure; barbarity, brutality, savagery; damage, detriment, harm, hurt, impairment, injury; crippling, maiming, mayhem, mutilation; assault, attack, bashing, battering, battery, batting, beating, belting, bludgeoning, buffeting, clubbing, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, flogging, hammering, lacing, licking, mauling, paddling, pelting, pommeling (or pommelling), pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), smashing, socking, thrashing, thumping, tromping, walloping, whaling, whipping; frenzy, fury, onslaught, outbreak, outrage, paroxysm, rage, rampage, revolt, riot, rupture, shock, storm, terror, threat, tumult, turbulence, upheaval, uproar; browbeating, bulldozing, bullying, hectoring, strong-arming Near Antonyms of violence pacificism, pacifism Antonyms of violence nonviolence

  2. 2 the quality or state of being forceful (as in expression) taken aback by the violence of her denial of any wrongdoing Synonyms of violence aggressiveness, assertiveness, emphasis, fierceness, forcefulness, intenseness, intensity, vigorousness, vehemenceWords Related to violence potency, power, strength; eloquence; ardency, ardor, fervency, fervidness, fervor, insistence, passion, warmth; stridency, vociferousness; absoluteness, clearness, directness, incision, incisiveness, plainness, straightforwardness, vividnessNear Antonyms of violence ambiguity, equivocation; delicacy, lightness, subtletyAntonyms of violence feebleness, mildness, weakness

  3. 3 depth of feeling some people were taken aback by the violence with which the magazine's art critic attacked the exhibition Synonyms of violence ardency, emotion, enthusiasm, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, heat, intenseness, intensity, passion, passionateness, vehemence, ardor, warmth, white heatWords Related to violence cathexis; emotionalism, emotionality, histrionics, mawkishness, melodrama, sappiness, sentimentality; eagerness, earnestness, excitement, gusto, keenness, zest; fanaticism, fever, hot-bloodedness, infatuation, mania, obsession, zeal; compassion, responsiveness, sentiment, sympathy, tenderness; torridity, torridnessNear Antonyms of violence aloofness, calmness, collectedness, composure, detachedness, dryness, phlegm, reserve, reservedness, reticence, taciturnity; apathy, indifference, stoicism, stoniness, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness; chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidnessAntonyms of violence impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, insensibleness, insensitiveness, insensitivity



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