What does violent mean?

Definitions for violent
ˈvaɪ ə ləntvi·o·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violentadjective

    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. violentadjective

    effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

    "a violent death"

  3. violent, wildadjective

    (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-happyadjective

    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, 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

Wiktionary

  1. violentadjective

    Involving extreme force or motion.

    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.

  2. violentadjective

    Involving physical conflict.

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

  3. violentadjective

    Likely to use physical force.

    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.

  4. violentadjective

    Intensely vivid.

    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violentadjective

    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. Violentadjective

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

  3. Violentadjective

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

  4. Violentnoun

    an assailant

  5. Violentverb

    to urge with violence

  6. Violentverb

    to be violent; to act violently

  7. 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

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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. Daniel Bible:

    A man was detained shortly after the shooting but was released after authorities determined he was not connected to the incident. ICE did not respond to a Fox News request for comment Tuesday. Daniel Bible, the field office director for the agencys enforcement and removal operations in San Antonio, blamed the shootingon elected officials, the media and activists for a breakdown inpolitical discourse that has encouraged violent acts. Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts, iCE officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe. This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers safety at risk.

  2. 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 ?

  3. Michael Woody:

    They're not breaking any laws that are violent in nature or effecting quality of life issues, if they did want to leave, we would help them with what resources we could muster, but discussions may need to be had soon in finding them something a little more permanent.

  4. District Attorney John Chisholm:

    We're no longer sending low-level drug offenders to state prison, but we are still sending violent criminals, and that's keeping the African-American numbers up, if we do this right, the people who are going to prison should be going to prison. The people who are going to prison are dangerous.

  5. Tommy Potter:

    We found Carrie’s body on a Monday afternoon, so we know on Friday evening before Carrie was killed, she was in a pretty violent, domestic argument with her boyfriend. She actually was the primary aggressor. She and her boyfriend had an on-again, off-again relationship. The night before, we know Carrie stayed at a local hotel, which is not far from her residence. She was seen there… She went to a local 7-Eleven. She withdrew money out of the ATM... And then after the withdrawal of that money, that’s when it just seems that Carrie disappeared.

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