What does violent mean?

Definitions for violentˈvaɪ ə lənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word violent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. violent(adj)

    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"

  2. violent(adj)

    effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

    "a violent death"

  3. violent, wild(adj)

    (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"

  4. 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"

  5. 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

Wiktionary

  1. violent(Adjective)

    Involving extreme force or motion.

    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.

  2. violent(Adjective)

    Involving physical conflict.

    We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.

  3. violent(Adjective)

    Likely to use physical force.

    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.

  4. violent(Adjective)

    Intensely vivid.

    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.

  5. Origin: From violent, from violentus, from vis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violent(adj)

    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

  2. Violent(adj)

    acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech

  3. Violent(adj)

    produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal

  4. Violent(noun)

    an assailant

  5. Violent(verb)

    to urge with violence

  6. Violent(verb)

    to be violent; to act violently

  7. Origin: [Cf. F. violenter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Violent

    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. violentusvis, force.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'violent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3500

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'violent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4470

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'violent' in Adjectives Frequency: #471

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of violent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of violent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrea Irwin:

    My son has never been a violent person, never, to die in such a violent way baffles me.

  2. Dave Navarro:

    Except it is a domestically violent situation and probably the worst-case scenario in a domestically violent world.

  3. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    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.

  4. Joseph Addison:

    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.

  5. Honore' de Balzac:

    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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