1. an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

- he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one

Similar word(s): force

Definition categories: act, aggression, hostility

2. the property of being wild or turbulent

- the storm's violence

Similar word(s): ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, wildness

Definition categories: attribute, intensity, intensiveness

3. a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Definition categories: state, turbulence, upheaval

Sentences with violence as a noun:

- The violence of the storm, fortunately, was more awesome than destructive.

- We try to avoid violence in resolving conflicts.

- Violence between the government and the rebels continues.

- The translation does violence to the original novel.