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English definition of “violence”

violence

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈvaɪələns/
CAUSING HURT B2 behaviour intended to hurt or kill someone: an act of violence A number of people were killed in the violence. Violence against women has increased in recent years.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
EXTREME FORCE extreme force and energy, especially of something causing damage: Such was the violence of the explosion that three buildings collapsed.Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
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