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vi·o·lent

 (vī′ə-lənt)
adj.
1.
a. Causing or intending to cause damage, injury, or death, often when involving great force: a violent car crash; a violent attack.
b. Characterized by or displaying physical violence: a violent past; a violent movie.
c. Caused by unexpected force or injury rather than by natural causes: a violent death.
d. Given to physical violence: a violent criminal.
2.
a. Very forceful: the violent tossing of the ship by the waves; a violent squall.
b. Intense or extreme, especially in emotion: violent anger.
c. Characterized by extreme emotion, especially anger: a violent argument.
3. Vivid, as in brightness or saturation: violent colors.
4. Tending to distort meaning or intent: a violent interpretation of a text.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin violentus, from vīs, vi-, force; see weiə- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′o·lent·ly adv.

violent

(ˈvaɪələnt)
adj
1. marked or caused by great physical force or violence: a violent stab.
2. (of a person) tending to the use of violence, esp in order to injure or intimidate others
3. marked by intensity of any kind: a violent clash of colours.
4. characterized by an undue use of force; severe; harsh
5. caused by or displaying strong or undue mental or emotional force: a violent tongue.
6. tending to distort the meaning or intent: a violent interpretation of the text.
[C14: from Latin violentus, probably from vīs strength]
ˈviolently adv

vi•o•lent

(ˈvaɪ ə lənt)

adj.
1. acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force.
2. characterized by or caused by injurious or destructive force: a violent death.
3. intense in force, effect, etc.; severe; extreme: violent pain.
4. roughly or immoderately vehement or ardent; furious: violent passions.
[1300–50; < Latin violentus=vī(s) force, violence + -olentus, -ulent]
vi′o•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensityviolent - 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"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"
nonviolent - abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
2.violent - effected by force or injury rather than natural causesviolent - effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; "a violent death"
unnatural - not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature; "an unnatural death"; "the child's unnatural interest in death"
3.violent - (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"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
4.violent - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictionsviolent - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
5.violent - 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
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"

violent

adjective
2. sharp, hard, powerful, forceful, strong, fierce, fatal, savage, deadly, brutal, vicious, lethal, hefty, ferocious, death-dealing She had died from a violent blow to the head.
3. intense, acute, severe, biting, sharp, extreme, painful, harsh, excruciating, agonizing, inordinate He had violent stomach pains.
5. fiery, raging, fierce, flaming, furious, passionate, peppery, ungovernable I had a violent temper and was always in fights.
6. powerful, wild, devastating, strong, storming, raging, turbulent, tumultuous, tempestuous, gale force, blustery, ruinous, full of force That night a violent storm arose and wrecked most of the ships.
powerful calm, gentle, mild, serene, placid

violent

adjective
1. Accomplished by force:
Informal: strong-arm.
2. Extreme in degree, strength, or effect:
3. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
Translations
بِسبَب العُنْفعَنِيفعَنيف، قاسٍ
násilnýprudkývýrazný
kraftigvoldeligvoldsom
väkivaltainenintensiivinenraju
nasilanžestak
erőszakoshevesrikító
ofbeldisfullurofsalegur
暴力的な激しい
난폭한
siautėjimassmurtassmurtinis
spēcīgsstiprsvarmācīgs
násilný
nasilen
våldsam
ที่มีสาเหตุมาจากความรุนแรง
hung tợn

violent

[ˈvaɪələnt] ADJ [person, quarrel, storm, language] → violento; [kick] → violento, fuerte; [pain] → intenso, agudo; [colour] → chillón
to become or turn violentmostrarse violento
to die a violent deathmorir de muerte violenta
violent crimesdelitos mpl violentos
to come to a violent haltdetenerse or (LAm) parar bruscamente
he has a violent tempertiene un genio terrible
to take a violent dislike to sbcoger or (LAm) agarrar una profunda antipatía a algn
to take a violent dislike to sthtomar una tremenda or profunda aversión a algo
by violent meanspor la fuerza, por la violencia

violent

[ˈvaɪələnt] adj
[person, crime] → violent(e); [clash] → violent(e) often before n
a violent death → une mort violente
(= strong and sudden) [storm, explosion, impact, change, upheaval] → violent(e) often before n
a violent dislike of sb/sth → une violente aversion pour qn/qch
(= intense) [pain, emotion, reaction, opposition] → violent(e)
[film] → violent(e)

violent

adj
(= brutal) person, nature, actionbrutal, gewalttätig; crimeGewalt-; times, period, agevoller Gewalt; attack, blowheftig; deathgewaltsam; sport, gamebrutal; film, programme, bookgewalttätig; to have a violent temperjähzornig sein; to be in a violent tempertoben; to turn violentgewalttätig werden; to meet a violent endeines gewaltsamen Todes sterben; the beginning of the second movement is rather violentder zweite Satz beginnt sehr leidenschaftlich; to get or become violentgewalttätig werden; by violent means (open sth)mit Gewalt(anwendung); (persuade)unter Gewaltanwendung
(= forceful) demonstration, protestheftig; expulsion, impactgewaltig; wind, storm, earthquakeheftig, stark, gewaltig; don’t be so violent, open it gentlysei nicht so stürmisch, öffne es vorsichtig
(= dramatic) contrastkrass; changetief greifend
(= vehement) argument, row, oppositionheftig
(= intense) blushheftig, tief; feeling, affair, speechleidenschaftlich; pain, dislikeheftig, stark; colourgrell

violent

[ˈvaɪələnt] adj (gen) → violento/a
to die a violent death → morire di morte violenta
a violent temper → un temperamento violento
to be in a violent temper → essere furioso/a
a violent dislike of sb/sth → una violenta avversione per qn/qc
by violent means → con l'uso della forza

violent

(ˈvaiələnt) adjective
1. having, using, or showing, great force. There was a violent storm at sea; a violent earthquake; He has a violent temper.
2. caused by force. a violent death.
ˈviolently adverb
ˈviolence noun
great roughness and force, often causing severe physical injury or damage. I was amazed at the violence of his temper; She was terrified by the violence of the storm.

violent

عَنِيف násilný voldelig gewalttätig βίαιος violento väkivaltainen violent nasilan violento 暴力的な 난폭한 gewelddadig voldelig gwałtowny violento сильный våldsam ที่มีสาเหตุมาจากความรุนแรง şiddet uygulayan hung tợn 猛烈的

violent

a. violento-a.

violent

adj violento
References in classic literature ?
She and Amy had had many lively skirmishes in the course of their lives, for both had quick tempers and were apt to be violent when fairly roused.
All through the night she lay awake hearing the clock tick and telling herself that Seth, like his father, would come to a sudden and violent end.
It really was a violent storm, approaching a hurricane in force, and at one time it seemed as though the craft, having been heeled far over under a staggering wave that swept her decks, would not come back to an even keel.
He could scarcely read, wrote even his name with difficulty, and he had a violent temper which sometimes made him behave like a crazy man--tore him all to pieces and actually made him ill.
Add to this the violent opposition of her father and her sister Margaret to her marriage with a Catholic, and we need seek no further for the motives which led her to accept Monsieur Pontellier.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
The spectator is apt to imagine that nature had formerly suffered some violent convulsion; and that these are the dismembered remains of the dreadful shock; the ruins, not of Persepolis or Palmyra, but of the world!
So sudden and violent had been the change of fortune, that the dwellers in the older cabins had not had time to change with it, but still kept their old habits, customs, and even their old clothes.
For the last seventy years the most noted event in the Pyncheon annals had been likewise the heaviest calamity that ever befell the race; no less than the violent death--for so it was adjudged--of one member of the family by the criminal act of another.
My second was a violent perception of the mistake of my first: the man who met my eyes was not the person I had precipitately supposed.
The devil fetch that harpooneer, thought I, but stop, couldn't I steal a march on him --bolt his door inside, and jump into his bed, not to be wakened by the most violent knockings?
I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.

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