Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations Section VIII. Causation
3. Power in Operation
NOUN: VIOLENCE, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity, furiosity [ rare]; boisterousness &c. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [ U. S.], riot, row [ colloq.], rumpus [ colloq.], le diable à quatre [ F.], devil to pay [ colloq.], all the fat in the fire [ colloq.].
FEROCITY, rage, fury; exacerbation, exasperation, malignity; severity [See Severity].
FORCE, brute force; outrage; coup de main [ F.]; strain, shock, shog [ rare].
FIT, paroxysm, spasm, convulsion, throe; hysterics, passion &c. ( state of excitability) [See Excitability]; orgasm, aphrodisia.
OUTBREAK, outburst; debacle; burst, bounce, dissilience [ rare], discharge, volley, explosion, blow-up, blast, detonation, rush, eruption, displosion [ obs.], torrent.
TURMOIL ( disorder) [See Disorder]; ferment ( agitation) [See Agitation]; storm, tempest, rough weather; squall ( wind) [See Wind]; earthquake, volcano, thunderstorm.
FURY, berserk or berserker, dragon, demon, tiger, beldam or beldame, madcap, wild beast; fire eater [ colloq.] ( blusterer) [See Blusterer]; Erinys ( pl. Erinyes), Eumenides, Tisiphone, Megæra, Alecto.
VERB: BE VIOLENT &c. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage; run wild, run riot; break the peace; rush, tear; rush headlong, rush headforemost; run amuck, raise a storm, make a riot; make -, kick up- a row [ colloq.]; rough-house [ slang]; bluster, rage, roar, riot, storm; boil, boil over; fume, foam, come in like a lion, wreak, bear down, ride roughshod, out-Herod Herod; spread like wildfire.
EXPLODE, go off, displode [ obs.], detonate, detonize, fulminate, let off, let fly, discharge, thunder, blow up, flash, flare, burst; shock, strain.
BREAK OPEN, force open, prize open, pry open; break out, fly out, burst out.
RENDER VIOLENT &c. adj.; sharpen, stir up, quicken, excite, incite, urge, lash, stimulate; irritate, inflame, kindle, suscitate [ obs.], foment; accelerate, aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate, convulse, infuriate, madden, lash into fury; fan the flame, add fuel to the flame; oleum addere camino [ L.].
ADJECTIVE: VIOLENT, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, tough [ colloq.], vicious [ colloq.], rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, waspish; impetuous; rampant.
TURBULENT; disorderly; blustering, towering, raging &c. v.; troublous, riotous; tumultuary, tumultuous; obstreperous, uproarious; extravagant; unmitigated, immitigable; ravening, tameless; frenzied ( insane) [See Insanity]; desperate ( rash) [See Rashness]; 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, unquenched, unextinguished, unrepressed, unbridled, unruly; headstrong; ungovernable, unappeasable, unmitigable; uncontrollable, incontrollable; insuppressible, irrepressible; orgastic.
SPASMODIC, convulsive, explosive; detonating &c. v.; volcanic, meteoric; stormy ( wind) [See Wind].
ADVERB: VIOLENTLY &c. adj.; amain; by storm, by force, by main force; with might and main; tooth and nail, vi et armis [ L.], at the point of the -sword, - bayonet; at one fell swoop; with a high hand, through thick and thin; in desperation, with a vengeance; à outrance [ F.], à toute outrance [ F.]; headlong, headfirst, headforemost.
APHRODISIAC, aphrodisiacal, aphroditous.
QUOTATIONS: Furor arma ministrat.
Blown with restless violence round about the pendent world.
Measure for Measure Hysterica passio! down, thou climbing sorrow! King Lear