Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 173 (Violence)

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#173. Violence.-- N. violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness &c. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [obs][U. S.], riot, row, rumpus, le diable a quatre[Fr], devil to pay, all the fat in the fire.

severity &c. 739; ferocity, rage, fury; exacerbation, exasperation, malignity; fit, paroxysm; orgasm, climax, aphrodisia[obs]; force, brute force; outrage; coup de main; strain, shock, shog[obs]; spasm, convulsion, throe; hysterics, passion &c. (state of excitability) 825.

outbreak, outburst; debacle; burst, bounce, dissilience[obs], discharge, volley, explosion, blow up, blast, detonation, rush, eruption, displosion|, torrent.

turmoil &c. (disorder) 59; ferment &c. (agitation) 315; storm, tempest, rough weather; squall &c. (wind) 349; earthquake, volcano, thunderstorm.

berserk, berserker; fury, dragon, demon, tiger, beldame, Tisiphone[obs], Megaera, Alecto[obs], madcap, wild beast; fire eater &c. (blusterer) 887.

V. be -violent &c. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, tear; rush headlong, rush foremost; raise a storm, make a riot; rough house*; riot, storm; wreak, bear down, ride roughshod, out Herod, Herod; spread like wildfire.

[(person) shout or act in anger at something] explode, make a row, kick up a row; boil, boil over; fume, foam, come on like a lion, bluster, rage, roar, fly off the handle, go bananas, go ape, blow one's top, blow one's cool, flip one's lid, hit the ceiling, hit the roof; fly into a rage (anger) 900..

break out, fly out, burst out; bounce, explode, go off, displode|, fly, detonate, thunder, blow up, crump[obs], flash, flare, burst; shock, strain; break open, force open, prize open.

render violent &c. adj.; sharpen, stir up, quicken, excite, incite, annoy, urge, lash, stimulate, turn on; irritate, inflame, kindle, suscitate|, foment; accelerate, aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate, convulse, infuriate, madden, lash into fury; fan the flame; add fuel to the flame, pour oil on the fire, oleum addere camino[Lat].

explode; let fly, fly off; discharge, detonate, set off, detonize[obs], fulminate.

Adj. violent, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, waspish; impetuous; rampant.

turbulent; disorderly; blustering, raging &c. v.; troublous[obs], riotous; tumultuary[obs], tumultuous; obstreperous, uproarious; extravagant; unmitigated; ravening, inextinguishable, tameless; frenzied &c. (insane) 503. desperate &c. (rash) 863; infuriate, furious, outrageous, frantic, hysteric, in hysterics.

fiery, flaming, scorching, hot, red-hot, ebullient.

savage, fierce, ferocious, fierce as a tiger.

excited &c. v.; unquelled[obs], unquenched, unextinguished[obs], unrepressed, unbridled, unruly; headstrong, ungovernable, unappeasable, immitigable, unmitigable[obs]; uncontrollable, incontrollable[obs]; insuppressible, irrepressible; orgastic, orgasmatic, orgasmic.

spasmodic, convulsive, explosive; detonating &c. v.; volcanic, meteoric; stormy &c. (wind) 349.

Adv. violently &c. adj.; amain[obs]; by storm, by force, by main force; with might and main; tooth and nail, vi et armis[Lat], at the point of the sword, at the point of the bayonet; at one fell swoop; with a high hand, through thick and thin; in desperation, with a vengeance; a outrance[obs], a toute outrance[Fr][obs]; headlong, head foremost.

Phr. furor arma ministrat[Lat]; "blown with restless violence round about the pendent world" [Measure for Measure].