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"violence" in British English

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violencenoun [U]

uk   /ˈvaɪə.ləns/  us   /ˈvaɪə.ləns/
B2 actions or words that are intended to hurt people: It seems that the attack was a gratuitous/random/mindless act of violence. The recent outbreak/eruption of racial violence in the area is very troubling. The report documents the staggering amount of domestic violence against women.
C2 extreme force: We were all surprised at the violence of his anger/rage. The storm turned out to be one of unexpected violence.

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violencenoun [U]

 us   /ˈvɑɪ·ə·ləns/
extremely forceful actions that are intended to hurt people or are likely to cause damage: racial/ethnic/domestic violence She was concerned about the amount of violence on television. The storm turned out to be one of unexpected violence.
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Translations of “violence”
in Arabic عُنْف…
in Korean 폭력…
in Portuguese violência…
in Catalan violència…
in Japanese 暴力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴力行为, 激烈的言辞, 猛烈…
in Turkish şiddet, sertlik kaba kuvvet kullanma, zor…
in Russian насилие, сила…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴力行為, 激烈的言辭, 猛烈…
in Italian violenza, atto di violenza…
in Polish przemoc, gwałtowność…
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