Meaning of “violence” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˈvaɪələns/
Extra Examples
The film contains graphic violence.The violence was caused by a small minority of football supporters.They should be able to control the riots without resorting to violence.He is strongly opposed to violence of any sort.I certainly wouldn't advocate the use of violence.

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.

extreme force and energy, especially of something causing damage:

Such was the violence of the explosion that three buildings collapsed.

(Definition of “violence” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)