- 1violent behavior that is intended to hurt or kill someone crimes/acts/threats of violence violence (against somebody) He condemned the protesters'use of violence against the police. domestic violence (= between family members) Why do they always have to resort to violence? Violence broke out/erupted inside the prison last night. Is there too much sex and violence on TV?
- 2physical or emotional force and energy The violence of her feelings surprised him. the violence of the eruption He reacted to the idea with some violence.
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