Definitions for violentˈvaɪ ə lənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vi•o•lentˈvaɪ ə lənt(adj.)
acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force.
characterized by or caused by injurious or destructive force:
a violent death.
intense in force, effect, etc.; severe; extreme:
roughly or immoderately vehement or ardent; furious:
Origin of violent:
1300–50; < L violentus=vī(s) force, violence +-olentus, -ulent
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
violent(adjective)ˈvaɪ ə lənt
involving the use of physical force against people or things
violent behavior/crime; a violent death
violentˈvaɪ ə lənt
(of a person) aggressive and likely to use violence
a violent gang member
violentˈvaɪ ə lənt
severe, forceful, and causing damage
violentˈvaɪ ə lənt
involving anger and other strong emotions
a violent disagreement; violently assaulted; violently criticized; a baby vomiting violently
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
British National Corpus
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
Translations for violent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having, using, or showing, great force
There was a violent storm at sea; a violent earthquake; He has a violent temper.
- onstuimig, kragtigAfrikaans
- عَنيف، قاسٍArabic
- violentoPortuguese (BR)
- kraftig; voldsomDanish
- βίαιος, σφοδρόςGreek
- شدید؛ سختFarsi
- divlji, nasilanCroatian
- kuat, kasarIndonesian
- siautėjantis, smarkus, ūmusLithuanian
- spēcīgs; stiprsLatvian
- kuat; bergelora; ganas; kasarMalay
- voldsom, voldeligNorwegian
- شدید؛ سختPersian
- زورور، سخت: له بريده وتلى، پارېدلى: غير طبيعي (لكه مړينه): تاوند، توندPashto
- сильный; неистовыйRussian
- şiddetli, kırıcı, haşinTurkish
- 強烈的Chinese (Trad.)
- сильний; шаленийUkrainian
- سخت، زوردارUrdu
- hung dữVietnamese
- 强烈的Chinese (Simp.)
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