violence

  • 1 VIOLENCE — Comme agressivité et combativité, la violence est au principe des actions humaines individuelles ou collectives. Comme destructivité, elle menace continuellement la stabilité des relations des hommes entre eux, que ce soit en politique intérieure …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 violence —    Violence is a pervasive and enduring aspect of all societies and takes many forms from politically motivated violence (terrorism) to ‘common’ assault or rape, and can be directed against the person or property. In Britain, political violence… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • 3 Violence — • The stimulus or moving cause must come from without; no one can do violence to himself Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Violence     Violence      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 Violence — Vi o*lence, n. [F., fr. L. violentia. See {Violent}.] 1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force. [1913 Webster] That seal You ask with such a violence, the king, Mine …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 violence — Violence. subst. fem. Qualité de ce qui est violent. La violence des vents, de la tempeste, du mal, de la douleur, d un remede, &c. la violence de son humeur. Violence, signifie aussi, La force dont on use contre le droit commun, contre les loix …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 violence — Violence, Violentia, Vis. La violence et cours d une oraison, Incitatio orationis. Faire violence à aucun, Vim et manus alicui inferre, vel afferre, Faþcere vim alicui. Oster par force et violence, Per oppressionem eripere. Avec violence et force …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 violence — I noun assault, attack, brutality, clash, convulsion, disorder, eruption, explosion, ferocity, force, fracas, furiousness, fury, inclemency, manus, onslaught, outburst, rage, rampage, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, unlawful force, vehemence,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 violence — [vī′ə ləns] n. [ME < MFr < L violentia < violentus: see VIOLENT] 1. physical force used so as to injure, damage, or destroy; extreme roughness of action 2. intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Violence — Vi o*lence, v. t. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 violence — (n.) late 13c., physical force used to inflict injury or damage, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. violence, from L. violentia vehemence, impetuosity, from violentus vehement, forcible, probably related to violare (see VIOLATION (Cf. violation)). Weakened …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 violence — *force, compulsion, coercion, duress, constraint, restraint Analogous words: vehemence, intensity, fierceness (see corresponding adjectives at INTENSE): *effort, exertion, pains, trouble: *attack, assault, onslaught, onset …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 violence — [n] extreme force, intensity abandon, acuteness, assault, attack, bestiality, bloodshed, blowup, brutality, brute force, clash, coercion, compulsion, confusion, constraint, cruelty, destructiveness, disorder, disturbance, duress, ferocity, fervor …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 violence — ► NOUN 1) behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill. 2) strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Violence — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Violence (homonymie). Taux de violence physique pour 100,000 habitants par pays en 2004 …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 15 Violence — For other uses, see Violence (disambiguation). U.N. rates of physical violence resulting in death, per 100,000 inhabitants by country in 2002.[1] …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 violence — noun 1 hurting other people physically ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, excessive, extreme, great, large scale, serious ▪ fresh ▪ There are fears of fresh …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 violence — (vi o lan s ) s. f. 1°   Qualité de ce qui agit avec force. •   Comme un enfant que sa mère arrache d entre les bras des voleurs, doit aimer, dans la peine qu il souffre, la violence amoureuse et légitime de celle qui procure sa liberté, PASC.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 VIOLENCE —    As with many other elements of silent film, early Western stars depended more on style for displaying violence than on elaborate effects. When Broncho Billy Anderson and William S. Hart shot someone, the effect was real. The audience would… …

    Westerns in Cinema

  • 19 Violence —          CHAMFORT (Sébastien Roch Nicolas, dit Nicolas de)     Bio express : Moraliste français (1741 1794)     «On s effraie des partis violents ; mais ils conviennent aux âmes fortes, et les caractères vigoureux se reposent dans l extrême.»… …

    Dictionnaire des citations politiques

  • 20 violence — vi|o|lence W2S2 [ˈvaıələns] n [U] 1.) behaviour that is intended to hurt other people physically ▪ There is too much sex and violence on TV these days. violence against ▪ violence against women ▪ We condemn any act of violence . ▪ threats of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English