Definitions

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  • noun Extreme violence.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ violence

Examples

  • I am surprised that none of the panel commented about the hyperviolence.

    We watched Watchmen | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • Which is weird because I, like you, am not normally prone to hyperviolence.

    A Tendency For Violence

  • DK: People have to become critical of the media scripts of hyperviolence and hypermasculinity that are projected as role models for men in the media, or that help to legitimate violence as a means to resolve personal crises or solve problems.

    Jackson Katz: Conversation with Philosopher on School Shootings

  • His last book, No Country for Old Men, was roundly criticized in the national press for its cinematic hyperviolence and for its apparently straight-line plot.

    The Catastrophist

  • His last book, No Country for Old Men, was roundly criticized in the national press for its cinematic hyperviolence and for its apparently straight-line plot.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Furthermore, the emphasis on stylized hyperviolence (what would we do without slo-mo martial arts?) where the book largely implied such things as well as the triumph of body fetishism over performances (save for Jackie Earle Haley) boils out any brains that existed in the original material.

    It's Not For Everyone.

  • Here's a movie that reaches new lows of carefree hyperviolence, cynically jokey racism and misogyny, repetitive crudity and all-around stoopid action movie mayhem.

    News & Observer: Home Page

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