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violence

Pronunciation: /ˈvaɪələns/

Translation of violence in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (physical force) violencia (feminine) to use violence hacer* uso de la fuerza or de la violencia he threatened me with violence me amenazó con recurrir a la violencia a rise in levels of violence una escalada de violencia robbery with violence [Law/Derecho] robo (masculine) (con fuerza or violencia) to do violence to sth distorsionar algo
    Example sentences
    • The most serious incidents include criminal damage and violence against people.
    • What I do not respect however is people who kill or otherwise use violence against people for any reason.
    • One act of violence against another is an act of violence against one's self.
  • 2 (of storm, reaction, emotion) violencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • No blood is spilled in the book - but its emotional violence is devastating.
    • Alarmed by the violence of her sorrow and by being a witness to it, but impatient with the sorrow itself, Ray was a poor pacifier.
    • The violence of the wind had lessened - though the air remained redolent with the smell of dust.

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