What does Violent mean?

Definitions for Violent
ˈvaɪ ə ləntVi·o·lent

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.

    Etymology: From violent, from violentus, from vis.

  2. violent(Adjective)

    Involving physical conflict.

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

    Etymology: From violent, from violentus, from vis.

  3. violent(Adjective)

    Likely to use physical force.

    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.

    Etymology: From violent, from violentus, from vis.

  4. violent(Adjective)

    Intensely vivid.

    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  2. Violent(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  3. Violent(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  4. Violent(noun)

    an assailant

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  5. Violent(verb)

    to urge with violence

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  6. Violent(verb)

    to be violent; to act violently

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce Violent?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Violent in sign language?

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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

Examples of Violent in a Sentence

  1. Archie Parnell:

    This campaign has always been about the people of the 5th District, my home, but never about me, forty-five years ago, while still a college student, I did something that I have regretted every single day since. In response to actions I feel unnecessary to specify, I lashed out and became violent with other people, including my former wife, which led to a divorce and monumental change in my life.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne:

    We are resisting, but we are taking a hit, we have the financial capacity to withstand the price volatility in crude. We know that in commodities, there are cycles. Yes, this cycle is very violent, down 20 percent in a less than a month, 60 percent in a year.

  3. Asha Dornfest:

    For me, basic health and safety is always a place to start, but does that include exposure to violent video games or movies ? What if one of the parents smokes cigarettes ?

  4. Melody Wilding:

    It's a violent breeder of resentment, the problem usually is that people don't have the mechanism to deal with conflict. So the conflict goes unaddressed and things stall or implode because problems aren't being solved.

  5. Irina Bokova:

    This attack is far more than a cultural tragedy -- this is also a security issue as it fuels sectarianism, violent extremism and conflict in Iraq.

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