acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
"a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"
effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
"a violent death"
(of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
"a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts"
fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy(adj)
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
"fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
crimson, red, violent(adj)
characterized by violence or bloodshed
"writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode
Involving extreme force or motion.
A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
Involving physical conflict.
We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.
Likely to use physical force.
The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.
The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
Origin: From violent, from violentus, from vis.
moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease
acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech
produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal
to urge with violence
to be violent; to act violently
Origin: [Cf. F. violenter.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vī′ō-lent, adj. acting with physical force or strength: moved by strong feeling: passionate: vehement: outrageous: produced by force: intense: compulsory: unnatural.—v.i. (Shak.) to be violent.—n. Vī′olence, the state or quality of being violent: force, physical or moral: unjust force: outrage: profanation: injury: rape.—adv. Vī′olently.—Do violence on (Shak.), to attack, murder; Do violence to, to outrage, injure. [Fr.,—L. violentus—vis, force.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'violent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3500
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'violent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4470
Rank popularity for the word 'violent' in Adjectives Frequency: #471
The numerical value of violent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of violent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My son has never been a violent person, never, to die in such a violent way baffles me.
Except it is a domestically violent situation and probably the worst-case scenario in a domestically violent world.
We need to keep violent folks behind bars as long as we can. But non-violent offenders, drug offenders that we're warehousing in prisons for years makes no sense.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
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- violentCatalan, Valencian
- prudký, výrazný, násilnýCzech
- voldelig, heftig, kraftig, voldsomDanish
- brutal, gewaltig, heftig, grell, gewaltbereit, gewalttätigGerman
- βίαιος, έντονος, δυνατόςGreek
- raju, väkivaltainen, intensiivinenFinnish
- vif, violentFrench
- ainneartachScottish Gaelic
- rikító, erőszakos, hevesHungarian
- 暴力的, 激しいJapanese
- taikaha, whakarawarawa, kaikokaMāori
- jaskrawy, gwałtowny, agresywny, brutalnyPolish
- жестокий, насильственный, неистовыйRussian
- žestak, násilanSerbo-Croatian
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