3. desecration, profanation, blasphemy, sacrilege, defilement; corruption, perversion, degradation, debasement, adulteration; plunder, pillage, rapine, spoliation .
4. rape, ravishment, assault, attack, molestation, seduction; abuse, maltreatment, ill usage, deflowering, dishonoring, ruin, ruination, victimization.
5. (all of meaning or fact) distortion, garbling, twisting, warping, alteration, changing; misinterpretation, misrepresentation, misunderstanding.
violence, n. 1. force, brute force, might, mightiness, power, strength; turbulence, storminess, tempestuousness, tumultuousness, boisterousness, bluster; roughness, destructiveness, barbarity; brutality, cruelty, savagery, ferocity, ferociousness, fierceness; severity, harshness, rigor.
2. cataclysm, convulsion, eruption, outburst, explosion, blast, paroxysm, earthquake; uproar, upheaval, commotion, confusion, chaos, babel, bedlam, racket, rampage; sound and fury, blood and thunder, hubbub, fracas, Inf. ruckus, rumpus, riot, brawling; fire, heat, blaze; storm, squall, howling; disorder, anarchy, disruption, disarray.
3. frenzy, fury, furiousness, furor, rage, anger; madness, hysteria, wildness, dementedness, craziness; impetuosity, impulsiveness, rashness; vehemence, ardor, passion, fieriness; intensity, excessiveness, acuteness, sharpness, keenness.
4. injury, harm, damage, wrong, injustice; havoc, outrage, rape, desecration, profanation.
violent, adj. 1. strong, powerful, mighty, potent, forceful, great; uncontrolled, unrestrained, untamed, unbridled, savage; stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, wroth, rampageous; roaring, howling, raging, storming, shrieking; explosvie, volcanic, dangerous, perilous, dreadful.
2. destructive, ruinous, dire, disastrous, calamitous, catastrophic, cataclysmic; devastating, wasting, ravaging; injurious, harmful, hurtful, damaging, detrimental; deleterious, baneful, pernicious; deadly, fell, fatal, lethal, killing, murderous; cruel, raw, brutal, barbarous, bloodthirsty, brutish, beastly, inhuman; ruthless, pitiless, merciless, relentless, implacable; wild, crazed, uncontrollable, ungovernable, like a wild bull, seeing red, rough, Brit. Dial, lungeous; disorderly, clamorous, knock-down-drag-out, tumultuous, rowdy, roisterous.
3. severe, extreme, excessive, harsh, intense; unremitting, inexorable, persistent, unyielding; distressing, agonizing, torturous, tormenting, excruciating, racking, painful; unbearable, overpowering, overwhelming; stinging, piercing, biting, penetrating; acute, keen, sharp, exquisite, poignant; extraordinary, abnormal, unnatural, unusual; rigorous, stern, grim, hard, forbidding, draconian, drastic.
4. vehement, ardent, impassioned, fervid, fervent, intent, excited, perfervid; burning, fiery, blazing, hot, red-hot; raving, mad, wild-eyed, running amuck, irrational, insane; lusty, passionate, stirred up, on fire.
5. furious, frenzied, frenetic, feverish, frantic, fast and furious; impetuous, impulsive, headstrong, headlong, rash, unheeding, unthinking; fierce, ferocious, daring, Inf. hellbent.
viper, n. 1. scoundrel, villain, rogue, knave, good-for-nothing; wretch, cur, churl, Sl. stinker, Obs. stinkard, Inf heel, cad; blackguard, rascal, scamp, devil; wretch, worm, Sl. no-goodnik, Sl. lowlife, Inf. bum, degenerate; rotter, Chiefly Brit, bounder, scum, Sl. bastard, Sl. son of a bitch, Sl. SOB, Archaic, whoreson; All Sl. crumb, momzer, shmuck, putz, rat.