What does violent mean?

Definitions for violent
ˈvaɪ ə ləntvi·o·lent

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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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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. Detroit Police Chief James Craig:

    Of course, there is a reason why we are linking the three, but because we are still very early in this investigation we just want to identify the violent perpetrator.

  2. Scott Krakower:

    It's a different kind of psychosis than we might see with other patients. The psychosis is an agitated psychosis, they're violent. They can become aggressive. It is very scary, if you've ever seen these kids on it.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We have to acknowledge in all quarters of leadership that the plagues of violent extremism, greed, lust for power and sectarian exploitation often find their nourishment where governments are fragile and leaders are incompetent or dishonest.

  4. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth! The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker! They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent; but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.

  5. Greg Abbott:

    Texas must achieve several objectives to better protect our communities and our residents from mass shootings, one of those objectives is to marshal law enforcement resources to stop violent criminals before they commit mass murders. But more must be done. I will continue to work expeditiously with the legislature on laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals, while safeguarding the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Texans.

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