Definitions for violent
ˈvaɪ ə ləntvi·o·lent
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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-happyadjective
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, violentadjective
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.
Etymology: From violent, from violentus, from vis.
Violence is "the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy". Other definitions are also used, such as the World Health Organization's definition of violence as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation."Internationally, violence resulted in deaths of an estimated 1.28 million people in 2013 up from 1.13 million in 1990. However, global population grew by roughly 1.9 billion during those years, showing a dramatic reduction in violence per capita. Of the deaths in 2013, roughly 842,000 were attributed to self-harm (suicide), 405,000 to interpersonal violence, and 31,000 to collective violence (war) and legal intervention. For each single death due to violence, there are dozens of hospitalizations, hundreds of emergency department visits, and thousands of doctors' appointments. Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development. In 2013, of the estimated 405,000 deaths due to interpersonal violence globally, assault by firearm was the cause in 180,000 deaths, assault by sharp object was the cause in 114,000 deaths, and the remaining 110,000 deaths from other causes.Violence in many forms can be preventable. There is a strong relationship between levels of violence and modifiable factors in a country such as an concentrated (regional) poverty, income and gender inequality, the harmful use of alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and parents. Strategies addressing the underlying causes of violence can be relatively effective in preventing violence, although mental and physical health and individual responses, personalities, etc. have always been decisive factors in the formation of these behaviors.
Violent refers to a behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. It can also relate to a situation or event characterized by destructive action, strong and powerful force that is often harmful. In a broader context, it can describe intense, fierce, or vehement emotions or feelings.
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
Etymology: [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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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
Prakash has sought to commission violent terrorist acts, including in Australia, he has exploited social media to spread violent extremism and to recruit others, including young women and girls, to travel to Syria and Iraq to join Daesh.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.
My son has never been a violent person, never, to die in such a violent way baffles me.
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.
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- violentCatalan, Valencian
- výrazný, prudký, násilnýCzech
- kraftig, heftig, voldelig, voldsomDanish
- heftig, gewalttätig, brutal, gewaltig, grell, gewaltbereitGerman
- έντονος, βίαιος, δυνατόςGreek
- väkivaltainen, intensiivinen, rajuFinnish
- violent, vifFrench
- ainneartachScottish Gaelic
- rikító, heves, erőszakosHungarian
- 暴力的, 激しいJapanese
- kaikoka, taikaha, whakarawarawaMāori
- gwałtowny, agresywny, brutalny, jaskrawyPolish
- неистовый, насильственный, жестокийRussian
- násilan, žestakSerbo-Croatian
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