Definition of violence :
1. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.
2. Ravishment; rape; constupration.
3. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.
4. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.
passionateness, duress, craze, frame of mind, fire, disaster, effect, personnel, power, cataclysm, temper, ferociousness, natural disaster, madness, undercurrent, military group, hysteria, heart, compulsion, feelings, clash, force play, geohazard, intenseness, heat, pitch, calamity, pressure, white heat, military force, aggressiveness, barbarism, force-out, saber-rattling, road rage, assertiveness, catastrophe, emphasis, strength, fervency, act of God, severity, mood, injury, enthusiasm, state of emergency, military unit, foul play, apocalypse, your inner self, emotion, furiousness, fervor, fervidness, passion, confusion, abandon, destruction, rampage, disturbance, constraint, delirium, strong, warmth, ardency, disorder, coercion, sensation, force, intimidation, forcefulness, vehemency, tumult, big, depth, vigorousness, struggle
attack (part of speech: noun)
furor, spasm, riot, offense, aggression, siege, outbreak, invasion, charge, bombardment, tirade, strike, sortie, warfare, battle, combat, onslaught, foray, storm, war, thrust, bloodshed, barrage, raid
violence (part of speech: noun)
destructiveness, inhumanity, broil, uproar, brutishness, fracas, atrocity, intensity, brawl, wildness, abuse, fight, attack, barbarity, vandalism, terrorism, ferocity, vehemence, fury, rage, fierceness, savagery, frenzy, assault, commotion, brutality, thuggery, torture, outrage, insurrection, turmoil
- They would certainly be swept with violence against the rocks below. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
- I struck violently at the man on my left, and then with greater violence at the man's face on my right. - "Real Ghost Stories", William T. Stead.
- The words were torn from her, her whole body shook with the violence of her feelings. - "The Lost Wagon", James Arthur Kjelgaard.