[vahy-uh-luh ns] /ˈvaɪ ə ləns/
swift and intense force:
the violence of a storm.
rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment:
to die by violence.
an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power, as against rights or laws:
to take over a government by violence.
a act or proceeding.
rough or immoderate vehemence, as of feeling or language:
the violence of his hatred.
damage through distortion or unwarranted alteration:
to do editorial violence to a text.
the exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc
powerful, untamed, or devastating force: the violence of the sea
great strength of feeling, as in language, etc; fervour
an unjust, unwarranted, or unlawful display of force, esp such as tends to overawe or intimidate
do violence to
late 13c., “physical force used to inflict injury or damage,” from Anglo-French and Old French violence, from Latin violentia “vehemence, impetuosity,” from violentus “vehement, forcible,” probably related to violare (see violation). Weakened sense of “improper treatment” is attested from 1590s.
[koun-ter-wey] /ˌkaʊn tərˈweɪ/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to counterbalance; counterpoise. /ˌkaʊntəˈweɪ/ verb 1. another word for counterbalance
[koun-ter-weyt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌweɪt/ noun 1. a used as a counterbalance. verb (used with object) 2. to balance or equip with a counterweight. /ˈkaʊntəˌweɪt/ noun 1. a counterbalancing weight, influence, or force
[koun-ter-wurd] /ˈkaʊn tərˌwɜrd/ noun 1. a word, often of short-lived popularity, widely used as an almost meaningless, automatic response. 2. a word that has come to be used with a meaning much less specific than that which it had originally, as swell, awful, or terrific. /ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːd/ noun 1. a word widely used in a sense […]
[noun koun-ter-wurk; verb koun-ter-wurk, koun-ter-wurk] /noun ˈkaʊn tərˌwɜrk; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈwɜrk, ˈkaʊn tərˌwɜrk/ noun 1. or action to oppose some other or action. verb (used without object) 2. to in opposition. verb (used with object) 3. to in opposition to; hinder or frustrate. /ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːk/ noun 1. work done in opposition to other work 2. defensive […]