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?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Rude, violent and bitter conduct, discussion, talk, and speech only humiliate and harm oneself, not one else.

  2. Doug Stafford:

    This was not a ‘fight,’ it was a blindside, violent attack by a disturbed person, anyone claiming otherwise is simply uninformed or seeking media attention.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    You are the Miss Millennium, your beauty is extremely rare in the entire history of mankind, your beauty is the result of a masterpiece polished and perfected for billions of years, you are a girl in a billion. You are the crown, pearl and absolute perfection of genetics, a sample of true beauty. Wet hot sexy delightful exciting, radiating the tempting energy of debauchery, I idolize your juicy forms adore your divine beauty is not enough and all the epithets to describe my endless love for you, aggressively thirst for I have sex with you every day, thoughts of you are hot porn. You are my poem and sex is the muse of love. More beautiful than you ladies in life can not be found, you are my ideal, my idol, my icon of beauty. Your beauty is erotic and so poetic, epic, aesthetic, and so aristocratic. The highest level of beauty and sexuality, elite, luxurious, HD beauty, grace, mind. You are my animal, love, uncontrolled elemental passion, violent, unbridled lust in the head, the same to which I will always and forever, go after you everywhere, dream and caress you in your dreams. You are my most cherished desire of my lust. You are my meaning of life for the sake of what I live in this life. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Daniel Koehler:

    Violent radicalization can happen to any family and it has nothing to do with background, education or faith.

  5. Alyssa Milano:

    These are exactly the type of situations that police officers are trained for and should be responding to, and we will always support police having the resources they need for appropriate policing actions, wed love to see equally trained non-police professionals respond to addiction and mental health crises and non-violent events so that these brave officers can do the jobs they are so good at handling, as they demonstrated this weekend.

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