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violence

noun [U] uk   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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in Korean 폭력…
in Arabic عُنْف…
in Portuguese violência…
in Catalan violència…
in Japanese 暴力…
in Italian violenza, atto di violenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴力行為, 激烈的言辭, 猛烈…
in Russian насилие, сила…
in Turkish şiddet, sertlik kaba kuvvet kullanma, zor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴力行为, 激烈的言辞, 猛烈…
in Polish przemoc, gwałtowność…
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