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Synonyms for violence
ˈvaɪ ə ləns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violence, force(noun)

    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, wildness(noun)

    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. violence(noun)

    a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. violence(n.)

    vehemence, impetuosity, boisterousness

  2. violence(n.)

    passion, fury, fierceness, wildness, rage

  3. violence(n.)

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

  4. violence(n.)

    sharpness, acuteness, severity, poignancy, intensity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. violence(n)

    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. Allison Jean:

    My life has not been the same, it's just been like a roller coaster.Guyger, who is white, testified that after working long hours on September 6, 2018, she returned to her Dallas County apartment complex. In uniform but off duty, she approached what she thought was her apartment. She noticed the door was partially open, saw a man inside who she believed to be an intruder, and fired her service weapon, killing him.How Botham Jeans mother is preparing to face the former police officer who killed her sonIn fact, she was at the apartment directly above hers -- which belonged to the 26-year-old Jean, who was black. Prosecutors said Jean had been on the couch in his shorts, watching TV and eating vanilla ice cream when Guyger walked in.Read MoreJurors deliberated for less than 24 hours before reaching the verdict. Guyger was booked into the North Tower Detention Center in Dallas Tuesday afternoon, according to the county website.Though the topic of race did not figure prominently in the trial itself, outside the courtroom, Jean's case had became a focal point in the national conversation on policing and the threat of violence people of color face in daily life.After the verdict, S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for Jean's family, called the murder conviction a.

  2. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross:

    If the speech is determined to be protected, no further action will be taken, an example would be an opinion on a matter of public concern that may be unpopular... but does not include threats of violence or pejorative language against any protected class.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If a man is not peaceful and non-violent, whichever religion he belongs to, he is not a man! Violence degrades man to a low-degree creature!

  4. Isaac Asimov:

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

  5. Gina Raimondo:

    It is unacceptable that our children are growing up in a country where they have to worry about gun violence. This is one of the most disturbing and preventable public health crises of this generation, and we owe it to our children to take action.

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    Which of the following is a possible synonym for the word Fury?
    • A. none of these
    • B. mad
    • C. stupid
    • D. moron

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