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feminine noun
1. violence (agresividad)
  • violencia doméstica -> domestic violence
2. force (de viento, pasiones)
3. awkwardness (incomodidad)

violencia [ve-o-len'-the-ah]
1. Violence, impetuousness, compulsion, force. (f)
2. Wrong construction, erroneous interpretation. (f)
3. Rape. (f)
4. Excessiveness, intenseness of cold, etc. Apelar a la violencia, to resort to violence. (f)
  • No violencia -> non-violence

1 (gen) violence; (fuerza) force; (Jur) assault; violence; (Política) rule by force
no violencia non-violence; hacer algo con violencia to do sth violently; usar violencia para abrir una caja to force open a box; no se consigue nada con él usando la violencia you will not achieve anything with him by using force; you won't get anywhere with him if you use force; amenazar violencia to threaten violence; [+turba] to turn ugly; apelar a la violencia to resort to violence; use force; hacer violencia a
violencia doméstica domestic violence
cada año decenas de millones de mujeres sufren secuelas físicas y psíquicas de la violencia doméstica en Honduras mueren cada mes seis mujeres víctimas de la violencia doméstica
2 (vergüenza) embarrassment; (situación) embarrassing situation
si eso te causa violencia if that makes you feel awkward o uncomfortable; if that embarrasses you; estar con violencia to be o feel awkward
una violencia a damaging act; (atrocidad) an outrage
4 (Col) (Hist) (Política)
la Violencia long period of civil disturbances and killings beginning in 1948

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