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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    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    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. Anonymous, As told in Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes:

    A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, Which wolf will win the fight in your heart? The grandfather answered, The one I feed.

  2. Tony Abbott:

    He had a long history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism and mental instability.

  3. Roy Gutterman:

    I can see this popping up more and more, it would be reasonable to see similar suits popping up with the events in Charlottesville. Left-wing protesters clash with conservatives over the scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos. ( The Associated Press) Last August, a rally in opposition to the removal of a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the campus of the University of Virginia turned violent as white supremacists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotestors. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. drove a 2010 Dodge Challenger into a crowd on a pedestrian mall. Roy Gutterman predicted the success of any future lawsuit depends on the motives of the plaintiffs, and how the court rules.

  4. Madeline Bernstein:

    Two years is a great sentence, typically across the county we're battling with people taking these cases seriously. It's a significant crime, a violent crime and can be a precursor of violence toward people.

  5. Eliot Weisman:

    Barbara decided that it was the wrong thing to do because sometimes when you go off one antidepressant and on to another, you could get violent, she was concerned about that. It never happened. There’s no doubt in my mind that the antidepressant was responsible for a lot of his failing health.

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