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violence (n.)

13世纪晚期,"用于造成伤害或损害的物理力量",来自英法和古法语 violence (13世纪),来自拉丁文 violentia "vehemence,impetuosity",来自 violentus "vehement,forcible",可能与 violare 有关(见 violation )。从1590年代开始,"不正当待遇"的意义有所削弱。

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Definitions of violence from WordNet

violence (n.)
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
Synonyms: force
violence (n.)
the property of being wild or turbulent;
the storm's violence
Synonyms: ferocity / fierceness / furiousness / fury / vehemence / wildness
violence (n.)
a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.;
From wordnet.princeton.edu