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. 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.

    Etymology: From violent, from violentus, from vis.

  2. violentadjective

    Involving physical conflict.

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

    Etymology: From violent, from violentus, from vis.

  3. violentadjective

    Likely to use physical force.

    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.

    Etymology: From violent, from violentus, from vis.

  4. violentadjective

    Intensely vivid.

    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  2. Violentadjective

    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. Violentadjective

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  4. Violentnoun

    an assailant

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  5. Violentverb

    to urge with violence

    Etymology: [Cf. F. violenter.]

  6. Violentverb

    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

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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. Barack Obama:

    You have to step back and say you have to look at statistics. 2014 was a historic low in violent crime, if there's a spike in some cities, that's something we have to take seriously and pay attention to, but it certainly doesn't suddenly translate into this notion that a crime wave's coming.

  2. Kim Eng Tan:

    A further slowdown in Thailand's economic growth trajectory could erode its sovereign credit metrics over the next few years even without a possible violent confrontation in the country.

  3. David Rodriguez:

    They (the police) were going around pretty much looking for anyone they could grab. ... They really weren't looking for violent guys.

  4. Debra Katz:

    Harvey Weinstein has hurt dozens and dozens of people by Harvey Weinstein sexual predatory rapist violent behavior, and today there can be no other discussion other than Harvey Weinstein is exactly where Harvey Weinstein should be.

  5. Teresa Dominguez:

    The diocese will be present to the needs of all those serving as witnesses to this violent and traumatic event.

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