Synonyms and Antonyms of violence
- an act of violence caused the window to be shattered
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
- taken aback by the violence of her denial of any wrongdoing
- some people were taken aback by the violence with which the magazine's art critic attacked the exhibition
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