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Synonyms for violence
ˈvaɪ ə lənsvi·o·lence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violence, forcenoun

    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"

    power, military unit, furiousness, military group, force, vehemence, military force, force play, strength, ferocity, effect, wildness, force out, fierceness, fury, force-out, personnel, forcefulness

  2. ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildnessnoun

    the property of being wild or turbulent

    "the storm's violence"

    fury, rage, delirium, emphasis, craze, frenzy, abandon, madness, wildness, force, vehemence, furiousness, ferocity, hysteria, fierceness

  3. violencenoun

    a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

    fury, vehemence, fierceness, wildness, ferocity, force, furiousness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. violencenoun

    vehemence, impetuosity, boisterousness

  2. violencenoun

    passion, fury, fierceness, wildness, rage

  3. violencenoun

    outrage, injustice, injury, unlawfulness, sway or brute force, reign of terror

  4. violencenoun

    sharpness, acuteness, severity, poignancy, intensity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. violencenoun

    force, impetuosity, vehemence, intensity, severity, wildness, fury, injury, violation, profanation, outrage, assault

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "violence":

    violent, abuse, violencia, gewalt, violences, force, assault, brutality

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  1. Steve Cockburn:

    Impunity is one of the driving factors of the crisis. Individuals implicated in war crimes in the past are free to commit new crimes. Unless you stop that cycle, violence will continue. We can't wait until the conflict is over to bring them to justice.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To use violence against a peaceful man is the greatest immorality and the biggest rot ever!

  3. Joe Borelli:

    He's the one who's telling us he's not going to charge people with gun crimes and fully prosecute them, according to the law. So it's just lip service from people like him. And unfortunately, that has real-world consequences, every single police action, whether it's a domestic violence response like this or a traffic stop, has the potential of going south. And if police officers are not going to be protected by the law, if the prosecutors are going to go after the people, then we have to reconsider whether it's even worth the risk of sending cops in the first place.

  4. Ralph Northam:

    Our hearts ache for victims of the senseless violence that has been inflicted on the community.

  5. Anna Morgan Lloyd:

    I’m ashamed that it became a savage display of violence that day. And I would have never been there if I had a clue it was going to turn out that way, it was never my intent to be a part of anything that’s so disgraceful to our American people.

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