Outrage vs Violence - What's the difference?

outrage | violence |

As a noun violence is

extreme force.




(en noun)
  • An excessively violent or vicious attack; an atrocity.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“There the cause of death was soon ascertained?; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”}}
  • An offensive, immoral or indecent act.
  • The resentful anger aroused by such acts.
  • (obsolete) A destructive rampage.
  • "by the outrage and fury of the river " (from an old description of flood damage).


  • To cause or commit an outrage upon; to treat with violence or abuse.
  • * Atterbury
  • Base and insolent minds outrage men when they have hope of doing it without a return.
  • * Broome
  • This interview outrages all decency.
  • (archaic) To violate; to rape (a female).
  • (obsolete) To rage in excess of.
  • (Young)




  • Extreme force.
  • Action which causes destruction, pain, or suffering.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • Widespread fighting.
  • (figuratively) Injustice, wrong.
  • (obsolete) ravishment; rape; violation
  • Hypernyms

    * (extreme force) force


    * peace, nonviolence

    See also

    * domestic violence * reverse domestic violence ----